Week of April 11, 2010
Quote of the Week:
"Through this course I received a new education, found new career possibilities, and have secured several job interviews. You hear a lot of news reports about mismanagement of the stimulus money, but from where I sit, the objective was met.''
Ryan Fitz-Gerald, an unemployed father of two, on the stimulus-funded Business Analyst program he has completed at North Shore Community College.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"There wouldn't be a center without the stimulus funding."
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
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Stimulus Funds Help 56 Solar Energy Projects
56 projects have received a total $4 million in stimulus funding to help install 4 megawatts of solar power at sites throughout the Commonwealth. Under the Commonwealth Solar Stimulus program, the 56 awards will go to a variety of projects generating from 5 kilowatts (kW) to 200 kW of power each.
Harvard, Children's Hospital Share $15M Health IT Grant
Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School have received a $15 million grant to lead research and development into healthcare information technology. The grant, funded by the stimulus program, is one of four awards from the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program, intended to find solutions for health care IT use and adoption. Read more.