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Arizona Republic - State to get energy funds from stimulus

More stimulus money is headed for Arizona for energy projects aimed at creating jobs.

The Obama administration said Thursday it would send $63.81 million to the state and its counties, cities and Native American communities.
The money is part of a $3.2 billion program intended to pay for energy-efficiency and conservation projects across the country… [3/27/09]

Newsday - NJ is first to get fed unemployment funds

New Jersey has become the first state to qualify for federal funds to shore up its unemployment benefits.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced Friday that New Jersey will receive nearly $207 million in federal stimulus money… [3/27/09]

Tulsa World (Oklahoma) - State's community health centers to get $3.2 million from stimulus for services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced the release of $3.2 million to expand services at community health centers in Oklahoma.

The money was made available by the economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama…

HHS estimated the funds will provide care to an additional 30,136 patients in Oklahoma over the next two years… [3/27/09

USA TODAY - Duncan vows to deliver S.C. school funds

Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to send South Carolina's public schools as much as $700 million in federal stimulus cash, despite the objections of Mark Sanford, its Republican governor.

'Let me be clear: We are going to take care of children in South Carolina,' Duncan said Thursday in a Newsmaker session with USA TODAY… [3/27/09]

Times Argus (Vermont) - Douglas pushes stimulus funds for technology and broadband

Gov. James Douglas unveiled an economic development plan Thursday that relies on federal stimulus money to spur new commercial growth in the technology sector and fund a landmark expansion of the state's broadband infrastructure.

In a vision Douglas calls 'SmartVermont,' every home and office in every nook and corner of the state has access to high-speed Internet. The infrastructure improvements will feed a surfeit of new software and technology businesses, Douglas said. The private-sector growth, according to Douglas, will be aided by an infusion of federal recovery money into loan and grant funds aimed at propelling promising firms… [3/26/09]

Morris Daily Herald (Illinois) - Halvorson announces stimulus funding for local veterans

Local veterans homes and the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will be allocated $11,019,000 in economic recovery funds from the stimulus bill for construction, repairs, and equipment… [3/26/09]