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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

March 11--  Both Governor Sonny Perdue and Congressman John Barrow released info Wednesday on how you can "Follow The Money" from the federal stimulus package.  Both stories are below.  Good Luck!

ATLANTAGovernor Sonny Perdue announced today the launch of the state’s stimulus accountability website, www.stimulusaccountability.ga.gov. The website provides details on the state’s use of funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“The accountability website will allow all Georgians to hold their state government responsible for how we spend their tax dollars,” said Governor Perdue. “I want to be able to point to concrete results when my grandchildren ask me how we spent stimulus money.”

The website allows Georgians to view a video of Governor Perdue’s directives to state agency leaders given during a meeting last month. A direct link to each state agency is available from the site and agency contacts are provided who can answer questions regarding funding, timelines, the grant process and other issues. The Department of Transportation has launched a specific stimulus webpage that is linked from the agency’s homepage, which is available via the agency contact page as well. Georgia’s site also provides details on provisions of the ARRA.

The website also provides a link to allow Georgians to report fraud and abuse to the Office of the State Inspector General. Lastly, the site includes links to federal and local governments and associations that will play a role in receiving stimulus dollars.

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Washington, DCCongressman John Barrow (Ga.-12) today released a guidebook detailing potential funding opportunities for local officials, community leaders, non-profit organizations, first responders, school districts, small businesses, and individuals from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 12th District. 

“I’m hoping folks in our community will use this guidebook as a resource as they seek Recovery Act funds,” said Barrow.  “This money can do great things for communities, especially when it comes to getting folks back to work.   But they need to know where the money is coming from, and where it’s going, to make the best use of it – and the sooner the better.”

Congressman Barrow’s Recovery Act Guidebook can be found online at www.barrow.house.gov

 The Obama Administration is releasing Recovery Act funding announcements on an ongoing basis.  To get the most up-to-date information, 12th District residents should consult www.recovery.gov, a website that details where federal dollars will be spent and announces funding opportunities. 

The State of Georgia has set up www.stimulus.georgia.gov so that Georgia citizens can understand where the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 dollars are allocated and how the funds are utilized to benefit the state.

Any questions about the Recovery Act, or money that’s coming to the 12th District, should be directed to Congressman Barrow’s Recovery Coordinators: Brandon Webb, at (202) 225-2823, or Lynthia Ross, at (706) 722-4494.

 

 

 
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