Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of October 3, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"We're delighted with the governor's support for public higher education. There are no ends to the uses of having additional resources for campuses."

James Stakenas, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' vice president of administration and finance, on the $1 million stimulus award his institution is receiving as part of the $55 million stimulus package Governor Deval Patrick designated to go to public higher-education.


photo: Bonnie Mealey FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"There are so many people like me out there."

Bonnie Mealey, a widow, on the fact that she was able to keep her home due to the stimulus-funded weatherization program.







YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Providing the ability, to those with disabilities, to get a job Read more.


$4.1 mil in stimulus funds for broadband assistance to help MA vets and small businesses

photo: Power lines
Massachusetts received $4.1 million in stimulus funding to provide broadband assistance for veterans and small businesses, and also enhance mapping efforts to expand broadband infrastructure. The funding was awarded to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Read more.



$55 Mil in stimulus funds to support public higher education

photo: Students in Class
Governor Deval Patrick directed an additional $51 million in stimulus funds to the state's 29 institutions of public higher education, bringing total recovery funding for public campuses this year to $71 million. Since 2008, the Governor has ensured higher education received more than $350 million from the Recovery Act. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Keeping poverty at bay, and hope alive, on the North Shore

photo: North Shore Community Action Program
It is the anti poverty agencies across the state that are keeping countless people afloat during this rough economic period, offering services, training and, above all, support. North Shore Community Action Programs is no exception and its stimulus funding of $1.1 million was put to good use to help its growing list of clients make it through the recession. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Opportunities for Individuals:

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Wraparound Zone Project Coordinator - Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education

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Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts

FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: RFQ: Business Applications Programmer/Business Analyst II - Department of Early Education and Care

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