Gov. Gregoire announces recovery website

Governor Gregoire launched Washington’s Recovery.wa.gov site, http://recovery.wa.gov, last week. According to the press release, the recovery.wa.gov website is designed to help Washingtonians understand the recovery package and locate information that helps local governments find the right place to apply for funding. It also will serve as a “one-stop” location for accountability information so residents can see that the recovery money is being spent wisely.

For those wishing to follow the economic stimulus funding, this is the site to monitor. Especially of interest is the web page entitled, Get Funding. A table lists program name, description, contact, and estimated Washington share. Program names such as Community Development Block Grant, Community Service Employment for Older Americans, Dept of Commerce - Broadband Deployment Grant Program, K-12 School Modernization, Renovation and Repair, and School Improvement Programs may be of interest.

There is also a link to federal agency recovery sites, http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/agencies. This resource resides on the federal Recovery.gov site, http://www.recovery.gov, another site which stimulus funding watchers should monitor.

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