Massachusetts Recovery Update
Week of March 13, 2011
Quote of the Week:
"We're making great progress toward bridging the digital divide."
Massachusetts Broadband Institute Director Judith Dumont, on the Institute's federal approval of its stimulus-funded project to expand broadband access in Western and north central Massachusetts communities. The project is part of Governor Deval Patrick's goal of broadband connectivity in the region.
FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
"We've been here six years and this is the first time the house is warm."
Jeanette Ramirez, on the impact of the stimulus-funded weatherization upgrades to her home in Dorchester, on her, her husband and their six children.
YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES
Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Investing in clean energy: The cost-effective choice for a better future Read more.
$350K in stimulus-funded Race To The Top grants awarded to schools across the stateA grant of $350K is being awarded to accelerate the planning process for 26 potential new Innovation Schools across the state. The funding is part of a total of $2 million in support from the state's Race to the Top proposal and additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more.
Stimulus Stories: A weatherization program continues to help, thanks to stimulus fundsBefore the Recovery Act was enacted in February 2009, the Action for Boston Community Development, an anti poverty agency that serves the Greater Boston area, was weatherizing about 100 homes a year. Thanks to $10 million in stimulus funding, the agency will weatherize 1,800 homes over the three-year period of the grant. Read more.
WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Individuals:
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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Housing Leasing Specialist
FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Nahant Housing Authority - Building Project
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