Week of September 7, 2009
The Massachusetts Recovery Update is a periodic email update of recovery-related news in the Commonwealth. If you find this information useful, please forward it to others and encourage them to subscribe or follow our updates via Twitter, RSS, or http://Mass.Gov/Recovery.
Opportunities for Individuals: Find a Job using JobQuest
Employers who create jobs using Recovery funding must post those job announcements to the Commonwealth's JobQuest system. A wide range of stimulus-related positions--ranging from career counselors to communication specialists are available. This system is constantly updated, so residents should check back for new opportunities.
Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts
For the most up to date ARRA business opportunities , head to Comm-PASS, the Commonwealth's sole online procurement record site which supports all bid and grant records related to any ARRA funds distributed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Comm-PASS is available for use free of charge and provides you with the ability to search for a variety of contracts by either category or department.
Opportunities for Municipalities: Weatherization Assistance
The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will use $122 million of ARRA funds to provide eligible households with full-scale home energy conservation services. The program is administered by a network of local agencies. Households apply for assistance directly, as part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). An average grant of $5,500 in weatherization funds is awarded for each home for installed energy efficiency measures. Households (including homeowners and tenants) may also be eligible for a variety of utility funded energy efficiency programs that vary by utility service area. Learn More > >
Additional Resources: ARRA Information for Cities and Towns
General Program Updates
Environment: Replanting Trees in Worcester
Research: Massachusetts Biomedical Research Benefits from Stimulus
As reported in the Boston Globe, Massachusetts researchers are receiving more ARRA-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant money than all states but California. The NIH has launched a reporting website--still under development--to show project level details of these direct grant programs.
For the latest recovery news and updates:
- visit mass.gov/Recovery
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- view the interactive Recovery Timeline
As always, please feel free to visit our website or contact the stimulus office at 617-979-8380 if you have any questions.