Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of February 6, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"These federal funds are serving as critical support for our communities, helping to jumpstart construction projects and create jobs, and saving our local governments through more energy efficient equipment."

Congressman John Tierney on the Recovery Act awards. Tierney has planned a series of Recovery-related events and meetings in the coming weeks to mark the two year anniversary of the Recovery Act.

photo: Lisa Bradley and Lily FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"I want to be on my own two feet. But I feel I wouldn't have been able to do that without this kick start.""

Lisa Bradley, on the rent subsidies she received through Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership's stimulus-funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing grant, that enabled her and her daughter to move out of a homeless shelter.


Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes Read more.

Stimulus-funded digester project receives innovation award

photo: Fairhaven Digester
Fairhaven's Department of Public Works received an innovation award for its new stimulus-funded digester wastewater treatment facility. The award was presented at a meeting of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. The award is given to municipalities "for formulating new approaches to solving problems and delivering services." The new digester converts sewer sludge to biogas that can be used to generate heat and electricity. Read more and don't miss Jeffrey Simon's coverage of the project.

Stimulus Stories: Providing the ability to have a place to call home

photo: Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
Having a place to call home is something no child should have to yearn for -- but many do. At the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, they are all too aware of this harsh reality. The non profit agency helps low and moderate income people with access to affordable housing in the Greater Boston area and its $4.5 million in stimulus grants could not have come at a better time. Read more.


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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Specialized Intervention Services for Victims of Violent Crime within a Healthcare Setting


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