Posts Tagged ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’

Second round of energy program underway

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is accepting applications for round two of the Mississippi Job Protection through Energy Economic Development Program. This program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides grants to eligible Mississippi businesses for energy-efficient retrofits and upgrades to their facilities with the goal that the […] [...]

CARS program’s salvage period extended

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week expanded by 90 days the amount of time salvage yards have to harvest and reuse non-engine components under the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program. Engines were required to be permanently disabled for environmental reasons. Under the new rule, disposal facilities now have a […] [...]

Fed to deal with stimulus funding

by Associated Press Published: January 27,2010

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, federal government, Federal Reserve, recession, stimulus

WASHINGTON — Now that the U.S. economy is on the mend, the Federal Reserve this year can focus on how and when to pull back the stimulus money pumped out to fight the financial crisis. With his prospects for another term brightening, Fed chief Ben Bernanke will lead that effort. At their first meeting of […] [...]

Road projects not bringing enough jobs

by Associated Press Published: January 11,2010

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, construction, jobs, recession, stimulus, unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into President Barack Obama’s first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found. Spend a lot or spend nothing at all, it didn’t matter, the AP […] [...]

Broadband funds not coming here

by Wally Northway Published: December 18,2009

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, broadband, Internet, recession, stimulus, technology

Vice President Biden yesterday kicked off $7.2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grant and loan programs, of which $2 billion will be made available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology. At an event […] [...]

Stimulus-funded grants awarded by MDA

by Wally Northway Published: December 3,2009

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, energy, federal government, recession, state agency, stimulus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has awarded 25 grants in the first round of the Mississippi Job Protection through Energy Economic Development Program. A part of the State Energy Program (SEP) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Job Protection Program allocated $5.2 million to eligible companies […] [...]

Public Service Commission getting ARRA funds

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) will receive $824,901 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, according to Congressman Travis Childers (D-Miss.). This funding is part of the ARRA’s investment in state PSCs to help create jobs, improve training and increase energy efficiency. With this ARRA funding, the PSC will create and […] [...]

Treasury gives stimulus update

by MBJ Newswires Published: September 14,2009

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, stimulus

Washington – As part of an effort to highlight the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) in revitalizing communities across the country, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released a report providing data on Treasury program funding. The report, issued around the 200-day anniversary of the Recovery Act, details funds […] [...]

FTA beats ARRA deadline

by MBJ Newswires Published: September 14,2009

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, Federal Transit Administration

Washington – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has achieved a crucial milestone. It beat the Sept. 1 deadline to provide all states and local communities 50 percent of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) transit formula dollars. In fact, FTA provided nearly 90 percent of its $7.5-billion […] [...]

MDOT gives ARRA facts on progress being made

by MBJ Newswires Published: September 7,2009

Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, BILOXI, MDOT, Mississippi Department of Transportation

BILOXI — During a recent news conference, leaders of the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) showcased the progress being made to create and preserve jobs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. Larry L. “Butch” Brown, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and SASHTO president said, […] [...]

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