Sunday, March 8, 2009

Governor Rell Announces State Web Site To Track Stimulus Funds, Projects, Jobs

Governor M. Jodi Rell today unveiled a comprehensive state Web site to help citizens follow the flow of federal stimulus dollars into Connecticut, track the progress of stimulus-funded projects and monitor the availability and creation of jobs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
“It is essential that this process be as transparent and helpful and open as possible,” Governor Rell said. “Through this Web site, anyone – any citizen, public official, jobseeker, contractor – can track where the federal money is going and who is hiring,” Governor Rell said. “Not only is this transparency a stipulation of the federal act, it is the absolute right thing to do when so much taxpayer money is at stake.”
Connecticut has already begun receiving some of the $3 billion in federal stimulus money. Approximately $1.65 billion is in direct aid and grants while $1.3 billion is in the form of Medicaid assistance. The federal government estimates the ARRA will create and/or save more than 40,000 jobs in Connecticut.
“Our goal is to get the money back into the economy as soon as possible and put people back to work,” Governor Rell said. “This Web site contains links to employers and training opportunities. It also includes critical information on project deadlines and will serve as a clearinghouse for more funding sources.”
The new Web site – – includes sections on:

· Explanation of the federal law

· Accountability of stimulus dollars

· Lists of “shovel-ready” projects and deadlines

· Latest news on the stimulus in Connecticut

· Frequently asked questions


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