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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Press Enterprise (California) - State to get millions to fight wildfires

California will receive $31 million to help reduce the fuels that feed severe wildfires, including nearly $9 million for the San Bernardino National Forest, officials announced Tuesday.

The money is part of $224 million for 110 projects nationwide and comes from the federal economic stimulus package. It was announced by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack… [5/5/09]

Atlanta Journal Constitution (Georgia) - Governor accepts stimulus funds for 51 road projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue approved $187 million in federal stimulus money Tuesday for paving, sidewalks and other transportation work.

The 51 projects include repaving I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties, the most expensive stimulus road project in metro Atlanta so far… [5/6/09]

Associated Press - Stimulus gives incentives for e-health records

Health care providers across the country are moving to replace their old paper records with sleek new electronic systems, a process the Obama administration wants to speed along with over $17 billion in stimulus dollars...

'It's an excellent use of the stimulus money,' said Dr. Margaret Staggers, a Fayetteville physician who, as a member of West Virginia's House of Delegates, will help determine how the plan shapes the state budget. All seven of West Virginia's state-owned hospitals have the system in place. 'Doctors are interested in getting these systems, but there's so much upfront cost.'… [5/6/09]

Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania) - Stimulus money sparks a rush for research grants

With $10 billion up for grabs, medical scientists in Philadelphia and across the nation are frantically seeking the researchers' lifeblood: grant money…

But the intense competition for those grants and other stimulus funds shows the high level of pent-up demand after years of stagnant funding at NIH… [5/6/09]

Louisville Courier-Journal (Kentucky) - $4 million in stimulus funds help pay for water project

The Louisville Water Co. said it will use $4 million in federal stimulus money to help cover the cost of a $20.5 million project to increase the water supply to a fast-growing part of eastern Jefferson County… [5/6/09]

Vallejo Times-Herald (California) - Stimulus dollars flow to local schools

Local school districts will receive more than $3.3 million for low-income students and almost $15.8 million for special education through the federal stimulus package, state education officials have announced.

'We continue to be excited about the stimulus money coming in,' Vallejo City Unified School District spokesman Jason Hodge said. 'It's direly needed to help with critical programs here in the district.'… [5/6/09]
 
West Branch Times (Iowa) - $250K in stimulus funds to remove lead

Hoover Park will get $250,000 in stimulus funding to remove lead paint from one of the houses in the National Park Service site… [5/6/09]

Gazette-Virginian (Virginia) - $11 Million In Water Resource Projects Headed To Southside

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will award $11 million in contracts through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 15 water resource projects at the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Boydton and Philpott Reservoir near Martinsville, area Congressmen announced this week…

'We're really excited to have helped secure these projects to increase tourism and spark economic development in our communities in Southside. This is why I supported the recovery act: to create jobs now while investing in our future competitive advantage,” said Congressman Tom Perriello… [5/6/09]

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