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Interactive Map of Federal Stimulus Dollars in California

LA County Stimulus

The California Recovery Task Force today announced a new feature on its website, recovery.ca.gov, which allows Californians to map where money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being spent across California and identify the projects in their area.

To view a map of California showing a breakdown of spending on projects by County, Congressional District, Assembly District, and Senate District, click here. The current map shows data for the first quarter of this year, with the second quarter data to be added in the upcoming weeks. This is an excellent resource to see how many federal dollars have been brought to your area through this stimulus program.

Grow Your Business With Free Labor

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This Thursday, January 28th, the South Bay WIB will be presenting a Recovery and Reinvestment Seminar for local businesses and non-profits. It will be an exciting opportunity to learn how your worksite can benefit from additional staff and support at no cost to you! The South Bay WIB (in collaboration with the County of Los Angeles) is actively creating jobs and subsidizing wages.

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2010 (9am-12pm)
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, Commerce (at the Citadel)
5757 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040
RSVP: to Conrad Hernandez at 323-881-5419

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 (Registration 8:30am)
WHERE: First Church of God, 9550 Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
RSVP: to bsears@sbwib.org or 323-757-1804

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

If you are homeless or at the risk of homelessness due to an unexpected financial hardship such as (but not limited to):

Job loss or a reduction of work hours

You may be eligible of the once-in-a-lifetime Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) and receive monetary assistance (paid directly to your landlord and/or utility company) for such expenses as:

Security deposit, utility turn-on fee, back-due rent and/or utilities

If you feel you may benefit from this program, please check if you qualify for assistance by:

Dialing 2-1-1 or clicking here.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy Open House Tonight

Energy Efficiency

The City of Los Angeles is developing an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) to determine how best to utilize the $37 million of federal stimulus money provided to the City from the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The City is looking for public input into how best to use these funds and recommendations on the scope and priorities of the strategy.

There will be a total of seven meetings held throughout the City. These will be Open Houses designed to allow members of the public to come and go as they please. At these meetingsyou will learn about eligible energy efficiency and conservation activities as well as have the opportunity to provide your comments and opinions on how you think your city should spend the grant funding.

WEDNESDAY, September 23rd (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
SOUTH LA: Expo Center, 3980 South Menlo Avenue, LA, CA 90037

$2.3 Million In Economic Stimulus Transportation Funds Announced

Los Angeles County Supervisors Don Knabe (4th District), Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Gloria Molina (1st District), Vice Chair of the Board and Ridley-Thomas (2nd District), jointly announce approval of $2.3 million in Federal Economic Stimulus projects in the County’s unincorporated areas in the First, Second and Fourth Districts. These projects are part of the first group of projects in the region to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and include resurfacing and improvements on:

Hooper Avenue from Firestone Boulevard to south of 58th Drive, Florence-Firestone (Second District)

Public Works will deliver 19 transportation infrastructure projects throughout the County using over $46 million of ARRA funds. Public Works is actively seeking small businesses and community based enterprises to bid on contracts for this and future ARRA Stimulus projects.

County businesses seeking more information regarding these and future ARRA Stimulus projects may visit the Public Works Business Outreach website at http://dpw.lacounty.gov/PRG/business/.

This project will be advertised for construction bids early next month.