Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dodd distributes economic recovery resource guide in state

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) today sent a resource guide of the economic recovery package to local officials in all 169 Connecticut towns and cities. The packet provides Connecticut town officials with valuable information on many federal programs and funding opportunities available to individuals, communities and businesses in Connecticut as a result of the recently-passed economic recovery package. The guide also provides the contact information for important state and federal agencies to obtain additional detailed information.
“Connecticut communities, struggling to maintain critical jobs and services, are faced with nearly $4 billion of state budget cuts over the next two years. That’s why we’ve assembled this Resource Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” said Dodd. “Under this landmark legislation, Connecticut will receive $1.65 billion in direct aid and $1.32 billion in Medicaid assistance, as well as billions more in competitive grants that collectively are expected to create and save nearly 41,000 jobs in our state. This resource guide will make it easier for Connecticut leaders to learn what assistance is available and how to begin the process of applying for these resources.”
Connecticut residents who would like to learn more about how their families and communities may benefit from the stimulus should call Senator Dodd’s office at 860-258-6940, e-mail recovery@dodd.senate.gov, or visit http://dodd.senate.gov.


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