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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Great Falls Tribune (Montana) - National Guard facilities to get funding through stimulus

All of Montana's National Guard facilities will get new maintenance funding as part of $580,000 for the state in the recently passed stimulus bill, Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced Tuesday.

The new funding will create jobs by upgrading National Guard facilities with energy-efficient lighting. The funding will also upgrade bathrooms at the Guard's readiness centers in Malta and Culbertson… [4/30/09]

Boston Globe (Massachusetts) - A slice of the stimulus

More than $6 million will be spent fixing the often treacherous Nonantum Road to make it safer. Watertown public schools will get about $390,000 to bolster the special education program. Battery maker A123Systems wants a piece of a $2 billion federal fund to produce batteries for electric vehicles. And Pauline Hennrikus, 81, just got notice that she'll be receiving a stimulus check - an additional $250 payment from Social Security…

Federal stimulus dollars are starting to wend their way from Washington to Watertown and other communities nationwide. The $787 billion plan approved by Congress earlier this year aims to spur cash-strapped municipalities, companies, and consumers to spend, and in doing so create jobs to help heal a wounded economy… [4/29/09]
Danville Register Bee (Virginia) - Kaine, Perriello: $28.9M of stimulus to pay for Robertson Bridge project

The Robertson Bridge project is a go, thanks to $28.9 million in funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th, said on Wednesday…

“This isn't just a new bridge into the city,” Perriello said. “I think it's a bridge into Danville's economic renaissance.”… [4/29/09]

Portland Press Herald (Maine) - Stimulus funds may help save energy

The first federal economic stimulus dollars for an expanded program to weatherize thousands of Maine homes and trim energy costs in businesses and communities are expected to be available by June, following a legislative vote Wednesday…

The package will cost $36.9 million over two years. It's expected to create more than 1,000 jobs, for people who will measure the efficiency of homes, public spaces and businesses, insulate and seal buildings and install solar panels, for example… [4/30/09]

Business First of Louisville (Kentucky) - Kentucky gets stimulus funds for Senior Community Service Employment Program

The state of Kentucky has received more than $451,000 in federal stimulus funds to support the Kentucky Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The program provides job training and part-time employment to low-income Kentucky residents age 55 and older… [4/30/09]