Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Federal Stimulus Money Update

Back in February we published a KGI blog issue about the Federal Stimulus Program newly under way under the administration of President Obama. Yesterday Kansas media reported on stimulus money awarded to increase police workforces in various Kansas cities once again raising the question of just what the Federal program is and what it does.

Below are links to some of the information we supplied back in February as well as new resources available on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and current projects and programs under way. Many thanks to Kim Harp here at the State Library for the February blog issue on which this update is based.


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Full text of the Act)
(A website established and maintained by The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board – a group created to coordinate and conduct oversight of funds distributed under the Act in order to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.)

The Recovery Act Q&A
(Information from the Federal Government on the Act and projects)

Agency Sites and Information
(All Federal departments and agencies receiving Recovery Act stimulus funding must submit weekly Financial and Activity Reports detailing distribution of Recovery funds, major actions taken so far, and actions planned for the near term. To view the agencies' own Recovery Act Web sites, follow the links listed on the website linked above.)

State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Information

Where is Your Money Going?
("The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 targets investments toward key areas that will save and create good jobs immediately, while also laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth. The charts and numbers below give you an idea of where the money is going.")

("These maps represent a combination of enhanced, new, and already existing maps and are the first steps toward a more detailed mapping and graphics section that the Recovery Board is developing. Click on each map for all the information.")

The Road to Recovery
(" allows the public to follow America's recovery story and serves as the Administration’s one-stop shop for a range of content from video to blog posts to briefings and statements related to the Recovery Act. At, you can get updates from Vice President Biden and the Administration on the Recovery Act’s progress and stories from real people about how the Recovery Act is influencing their lives. ")

The Recovery Blog
(From Day to day information on Recovery Act projects)

Roadmap to Recovery
("On June 8th, 2009, the President and Vice President announced the Roadmap to Recovery – a summer initiative designed to accelerate the Administration’s recovery efforts. Ten major projects – from job creation to increasing health care access to natural park restoration – were announced. To learn more about the recovery projects happening this summer in your neighborhood, click on the link above.")

Recovery Report: 100 Days, 100 Projects
(Report from the Obama Administration on projects undertaken within the first 100 days of the Recovery Project's beginning)


Kansas American Recovery Act Website

Kansas Department of Commerce
(American Recovery Act to fund expansion of rural high-speed Internet in Kansas)

Kansas Department of Education

Kansas Department of Transportation

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Benefits

Recovery Act Funding for Community Health Centers in Kansas

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