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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Today, Speaker Pelosi released a statement to mark the first 100 days since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. The White House also released a report, “100 Days, 100 Projects,” highlighting the positive impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on communities across the country.

Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon) - Eugene transit project receives stimulus funds

A project to connect the existing EmX green line service between downtown Eugene and downtown Spingfield has received $2.9 million in federal stimulus funds.

Gov. Ted Kulongoski, Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio gathered at the Lane Transit District on Tuesday to speak about the project, which is expected to employ 400 people during its two years of construction… [5/27/09]

KVVU Channel 5 - Stimulus Money Funding ‘Green Jobs' Contracts

Nevada officials have begun awarding contracts for 'green jobs' training projects that will be funded by federal money… [5/27/09]

Richmond Times Dispatch (Virginia) - Stimulus money for education reaches Va.

Virginia now has access to $806 million in education stimulus funding to help local school systems make up for budget cuts and save teaching jobs.

Yesterday's release of the first portion of state stabilization money comes less than two weeks after Virginia submitted an application for its cut.

'The impact of these funds will be felt this summer and fall as teachers and other vital employees -- who otherwise would have lost their jobs -- return to schools across Virginia to serve the commonwealth's children,' said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright… [5/27/09]

Santa Maria Times (California) - Federal stimulus dollars making way to SM

Millions of dollars from President Obama's stimulus package have found their way to Santa Maria, and more could be on the way.

Besides a whopping $40 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers targeted for Santa Maria River Levee repairs, $4.1 million has been secured, $2.4 million has been allocated but uses haven't been identified, and the city intends to seek at least another $2.5 million to as much as $59 million… [5/27/09]

Vermont Business Magazine - Vermont to get $30 million in stimulus funds for economic development

US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) says Vermont will receive $30 million under an innovative and proven economic development program - New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) - to spur economic growth and affordable housing in the state. The funds, included in the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will be formally announced by Secretary Timothy Geithner at noon today… [5/27/09]