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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Cherry Hill Courier-Post (New Jersey) - Area officials expect job growth

…More than $25 million in federal stimulus money is slated for cleanup and to spark economic development on the Welsbach and General Gas Mantle site, in Camden and Gloucester City.

'I think it is reasonable to expect we will do considerably better than most of the state,' Campbell said. 'Jobs will be rolling through the first and third quarters this year.' [5/11/09]

Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania) - Pa., N.J. getting $372 million in weatherization stimulus

Caulking and sealing. Insulation in the walls and the attic. An upgraded furnace. Perhaps even a new refrigerator.

Energy-saving home improvements - that's how the federal stimulus program will first be felt by tens of thousands of low-income American families.

About 30,000 homes in Pennsylvania and 13,000 in New Jersey will benefit from $5 billion that Congress has allotted nationally for weatherization work… [5/11/09]

Daily Sentinel (Ohio) - Social Security stimulus payments in the mail

Economic recovery payments for Social Security recipients, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are now in the mail.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Bridgeport, said the goal is to have all of the payments sent out by the end of May… [5/10/09]

Daily Telegram (Michigan) -County receives grant

A $200,000 grant from the federal economic stimulus program has been awarded to Lenawee County to assess idle industrial sites for brownfield redevelopment, announced U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek.

“Putting Recovery Act dollars to work quickly to clean up brownfield sites will help lay the groundwork for future economic growth,” Schauer said. “By investing in our communities and cleaning up contaminated sites, we can create green jobs and offer a much-needed boost to our local economies.”… [5/10/09]

USA Today - White House defends 3.5M job forecast

The Obama administration is defending its projection that the economic stimulus plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs in a new report to be released today, saying that the figure is a cautious estimate based on a 'relatively conservative rule of thumb' about the national economy…

The new report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers offers more details about the projected impact of the $787 billion stimulus package, which Obama signed into law in February. The figure of 3.5 million jobs saved or created, the report says, is the difference between the projected number of jobs during the last three months of 2010 with the stimulus and the projected number of jobs without if there had been no stimulus plan… [5/11/09]

KMEG Channel 14/Associated Press - Stimulus money helps low-income, special education

South Dakota's allocation of federal stimulus money for education includes funds for programs that help low-income students and those with learning disabilities.

The state is getting nearly $35 million in stimulus money to expand an existing program that provides money to schools with high concentrations of low-income students. The program helps improve the performance of students having trouble meeting academic achievement standards…

Another $33 million is going to schools to help students with learning disabilities. The stimulus money is in addition to normal special education funding… [5/11/09]

WFPL 89.3 FM (Kentucky) - Kentuckiana Works Receives Stimulus Grant For Education

About 400 area residents without jobs will be sent back to school with federal stimulus dollars.

The workforce development agency Kentuckiana Works has received three million dollars from the federal stimulus package. Executive Director Michael Gritton says the money will be spent to retrain the jobless... [5/8/09]

Athens Banner Herald (Georgia) - Stimulus plan for 55 school jobs

The Clarke County School District could create 55 positions next year under a plan to spend $6.4 million in federal stimulus funds earmarked to help low-income children and students with disabilities… [5/10/09]