Did you know? Under the Recovery Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided more than $700 million for programs that specially assist Tribal communities across the country. To see some highlights of how this funding has been spent, visit the HHS website to learn more.
Last week, marking the Recovery Act’s 2 year anniversary, Heath and Human Services (HHS) posted a new map showing HHS Recovery Act awards by state. You can click on your state to view funding highlights and also download information related to your state.
Bicycle training workshops held in various locations around Boston have helped low-income elementary and middle-school students learn how to ride safely and how to maintain a bicycle — part of a larger citywide effort to increase physical activity in schools. The workshops are sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission, which is participating in the nationwide Communities Putting Prevention to Work program, funded by the Recovery Act. Learn more about how Boston is encouraging kids and families to bicycle and become more physically active by visiting the Let’s Move Blog.
USDA announced yesterday on their blog, the grand opening of the new downtown location of the Holt Memorial Library in Philipsburg, PA. Rather than constructing a new library, $475,000 in Recovery grants and loans were used to renovate and make use of an old bank building downtown.
To read more about the new library in Philipsburg, PA visit the USDA blog.