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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Lynchburg News-Advance (Virginia) - Stimulus money may save jobs in Lynchburg schools
With official state funding figures in hand, the Lynchburg School Board made headway on its approximately $86.9 million budget.

While the board won't vote on its budget until Tuesday, officials did discuss cuts and what effect the injection of $2.9 million in stimulus money will mean for the division.

Most notably it means jobs… [3/12/09]

Star-Ledger (New Jersey) - Bridges and roads to get a lift from stimulus funds
The leaders of the state Department of Transportation and NJ Transit yesterday told lawmakers their agencies have identified $892 million in transportation projects that are ready to be funded by federal stimulus aid headed to New Jersey…

State officials say New Jersey will receive about $17.5 billion over three years from the $787 billion stimulus bill President Obama signed on Feb. 17. The money is expected to create or save 100,000 jobs in the state, as well as boost unemployment benefits and provide some tax breaks… [3/13/09]

Portland Business Journal (Oregon) - Federal stimulus package trickles down to contractors, pavers
A 7.1 mile paving project along U.S. Highway 26, between Northwest 185th Avenue and North Plains, will create jobs and make a dangerous stretch of road much safer… [3/13/09]

Detroit News (Michigan) - Stimulus to weatherize 30K homes
Michigan will be able to weatherize 30,000 homes of low-income residents for free, thanks to $243 million in economic stimulus money headed to the state…

The money means a huge expansion of Michigan's free weatherization program, which helps about 5,000 low-income residents a year… [3/13/09]

Government Executive - Agencies to direct stimulus funds to veteran-owned small businesses
Federal officials pledged Thursday that stimulus funds will reach veteran-owned small businesses, which have been hard hit by the economic downturn.

Representatives from five agencies testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology that they have strategies for making sure 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money flows to veteran-owned small businesses.

The Defense Department, which received $7.4 billion in stimulus funds, is setting aside millions in contracts through its Small Business Technology Transfer and Small Business Innovation Research programs… [3/12/09]