Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funds To Date in Suffolk County

Suffolk County has received $441 per capita in federal stimulus funding to date, according to an analysis by In Massachusetts, only Nantucket County received more direct funding per capita.

Some of the expenditures in Allston-Brighton include: $592 thousand for Section 8 housing assistance payments to B'nai Brith's Covenant House in Brighton; $1.489 million to Charlesview in North Allston for Section 8 housing assistance payments; and $288 thousand to the Joseph Smith Community Health Center in North Brighton.

And $48 million has also been awarded as a Title I grant to the City of Boston by the U.S. Department of Education.

Overall, the non-partisan website reports that the federal government has spent $70 billion and committed another $120 billion to date of the $787 billion stimulus package formally known as the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

Image of Money! from Tracy O provided through a Creative Commons license.

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