The Iowa Office of Energy Independence has $8,634,400 in energy efficiency grants available for cities and counties across the state to reduce energy use, have a positive impact on budgets and enhance economic development through job creation. This grant is based on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment [...]
Private sector jobs on Iowa transportation projects are 30% higher, or 1,200, over last year thanks to federal stimulus funds injected into the Iowa economy earlier this year. According to a new report from the Iowa Department of Transportation, there were 5,268 private sector workers on DOT projects during July 2009 compared to only 4,005 in [...]
From the Chicago Tribune: The funding is being awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of an effort to expand enrollment and create jobs for Head Start teachers. The funding will be divided among three entities. The Community Action Agency of Siouxland will receive $186,382. The Upper Des Moines Opportunity will get $117,436. [...]
Iowa is one of 16 states working with the US Government Accountability Office to ensure the $2.5 billion in federal stimulus funds sent to Iowa are spent appropriately. Governor Culver announced on Thursday that a new report from the GAO shows Iowa is complying quickly and efficiently. Click here to read the report.