With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 now law, NLC is working to help cities make the most of the new federal dollars available and leverage them with local resources to benefit their communities.
The upcoming Congressional City Conference will focus on the recovery package through workshops focused on key elements of the bill and keynote speeches from cabinet officials instrumental in implementing the legislation.
NLC TV, NLC's Interact TV channel, is also conducting webcasts on economic recovery. The next webcast, Implementation of the Economic Recovery Act: Funding for Highways, Roads, Bridges and Transit, will take place Wednesday, March 11, at 3 p.m. EDT. For more information and to register, see www.nlc.org. A prior webcast providing an overview of the act is archived on www.nlctv.org.
NLC's website, www.nlc.org, also includes a number of resources and questions-and-answers about the act.
NLC worked hard in lobbying for an economic recovery bill that included funds to invest in the nation's infrastructure and families, and ensured that state and local governments have readily available access to the capital markets.
This special report focuses on programs in those key areas in the recovery bill. While many cities can not get direct access to this federal funding, they can apply to state programs to help families and individuals in their communities gain access to jobs and funds as a result of the bill.
The following is a listing of key programs aimed at creating jobs by investing in neighborhoods, families and infrastructure, improving the environment, preventing crime and improving the finances of local governments.
Select Key Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
To create jobs and safeguard investment in our neighborhoods and communities. …
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Publication information: Article title: Economic Recovery. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 32. Issue: 9 Publication date: March 9, 2009. Page number: 6+. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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