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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Wicked Local Plymouth (Massachusetts) - Plymouth schools win $5 million federal grant

[MEMBER MENTIONED: William Delahunt (MA-10)]

A $5 million federal stimulus grant will help make learning a much more personal experience for local high school students.

Students from both local high schools gathered with state and local officials Monday as U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, D-Quincy, announced the awarding of the Investing in Innovation (i3) funding from the federal Department of Education. [9/27/10]

The Providence Journal (Rhode Island) - R.I. intends to use all $8.1 million in stimulus funds to help the poor

[DISTRICTS MENTIONED: Patrick Kennedy (RI-1) and James Langevin (RI-2)]

…state officials said Monday that they will use all $8.1 million in federal economic stimulus money approved for the Ocean State to put 722 poor and unemployed Rhode Islanders to work and help them pay bills. [9/28/10]

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) - Congressman Towns Announces Recovery Act Funds for LIRR Atlantic Avenue Viaduct

[MEMBER MENTIONED: Edolphus Towns (NY-10)]

Recently, Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-Brooklyn) announced nearly $77 million in Recovery Act funding for the rehabilitation of the Long Island Railroad's (LIRR's) 107-year old Atlantic Avenue Viaduct in Brooklyn.

The funds, part of a larger $400 million stimulus transit grant, will be used to make vital structural replacements along the route that carries over 25,000 LIRR customers each week between Jamaica and Downtown Brooklyn.

“I am pleased to see stimulus funds at work here in our community,” said Rep. Towns. “The Atlantic Avenue Viaduct is critical to our local economy because it brings tens of thousands of people to our community every week. With this project and similar projects, it is seen that the stimulus is working to invest in our community by improving our local infrastructure and, as a result, providing good-paying jobs for Brooklynites.” [9/27/10]

Brainerd Dispatch (Minnesota) - Brainerd school district benefits from stimulus funds

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: Jim Oberstar (MN-8)]

The Brainerd School District in the past two years has hired 75 teachers and support staff, with much of that funding providing by federal stimulus dollars.

The district received about $2 million from ARRA. Of that, $1.4 million was for special education and $600,000 has been used for Title I funding in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. [9/29/10]

The San Diego Union-Tribune (California) - Stimulus funds grow SDSU freshmen class

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: R- Duncan Hunter (CA-52): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

An infusion of federal economic stimulus funding will allow San Diego State University to enroll up to 852 local students currently on the university's waiting list.

SDSU had previously announced that stimulus money would allow it to enroll approximately 1,700 new upper-division transfer students in the spring in accord with California State University policy that gives qualified transfer students the highest enrollment priority.

But CSU has now determined that the SDSU's one-time $8.7 infusion will allow the enrollment of additional freshman as well. [9/27/10]

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