Recovery Blog

Photo of the Week – Laying Permeable Pavers

Posted in Photo of the Week, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 16, 2011
Parking Lot Pavers

Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by: CUMTD

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) received ARRA funds to provide the Administration and Operations headquarters with a much needed make-over. A 40-year old HVAC system was replaced with geothermal. The patched and pot-holed parking lot was repaved with permeable pavers that allow ground water to sift through the earth and eliminate puddles of water and salt. And the third project, fixed and replaced the sinking roof with an environmentally friendly white roof!

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

Recovery Funds Contribute to Next Generation of Space Vehicles

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 12, 2011
Dream Chaser Vehicle Approaching Space Station

Artist’s rendition of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s proposed Dream Chaser vehicle approaching the International Space Station

In January 2010 five private companies received a combined total of $50 million in Recovery grants from NASA to complete the initial steps in the design and construction of new space transportation vehicles.  These “space taxis,” as NASA calls them, are intended to replace the NASA shuttle fleet when it is retired later this year. Three of the companies completed work on their projects in December, the other two completed work in the first quarter of 2011.

View more pictures and read the full story here.

Construction of Affordable Housing for Elderly on Track for June Completion

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 11, 2011

HUD LogoIn 2009 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received $9,879,750 in Recovery funds to help fund the construction of an affordable housing facility for the elderly in Hagerstown, Maryland. The award amount is the largest given to any Housing Authority in Maryland.

The four-story complex which is walking distance of downtown Hagerstown, will have 60 one bedroom, one bathroom apartments.  The project is on track for completion next month.

To see picture of the project’s progress and find out more visit the HUD website.

Photo of the Week – Bridge Replacement

Posted in Photo of the Week, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 2, 2011
Bridge Replacement - Emmett Ranger District

Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by: Boise National Forest

This bridge replacement project received American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funds to replace four bridges on Silver Creek and MIddle Fork Payette River on the Emmett Ranger District of the Boise National Forest.

An Idaho contractor received the contractor to complete the work.

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

Long Beach West Habitat Restoration

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on April 26, 2011

US Fish and Wildlife Service LogoU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) received $909,000 in Recovery funds to remove 37 unoccupied cottages and help restore nearly 35 acres of beach and dune habitat, at Long Beach West in Stratford, Connecticut. Work first began in early 2010, and paused from March 15 through September 15, 2010 to not disturb the federally protected nesting birds.  The demolition of the cottages was completed in April 2011, and habitat restoration is now ongoing.  

To learn more about the project, visit the Department of the Interior website, or visit the FWS Flickr site to view a variety of pictures documenting the project’s progress.

California Solar Generation Project

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on April 19, 2011

Earlier this week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced an offer of a conditional commitment for a $1.187 billion loan guarantee to support construction of a new, large-scale solar facility in California. According to DOE, the project is expected to create over 350 jobs and produce enough energy to power 60,000 homes. Visit the Energy Blog to read more about the project.

Completed Recovery Projects

Posted in Recovery Projects/Awards, Recovery.gov by Recovery.gov on March 16, 2011

More than 55,000 Recovery-funded projects have been completed since the Recovery Act was signed into law in February 2009, and details about each can be found on a new map in Recovery.gov’s Map Gallery. The projects – funded individually by contracts, grants, or loans – total approximately $25.4 billion. In addition to identifying recipients, the map also shows where the projects are in relation to the total amount of Recovery funds that have been awarded to each state and territory to date. You can see completed awards by state, congressional district, country, or zip code.  You can also choose to see awards right down to the street level or in an aerial view.

COMPLETED PROJECTS
Contracts 21,294 $6.2B
Grants 33,307 $18.9B
Loans 312 $212M
Total 55,543 $25.4B

Photo of the Week – Moab UMTRA Project

Posted in Photo of the Week, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on March 15, 2011
Moab UMTRA Project

Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by: Energy.gov

Workers at the Crescent Junction disposal site in Utah in front of the container holding the one millionth ton of uranium mill tailings that was transported from the pile in Moab, Utah. The container is being prepared to be dumped in the disposal cell. Of the first million tons transported for permanent disposal, almost half, or 490,000 tons, was shipped using Recovery Act funding.

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

Photo of the Week – Route 116 Resurfacing

Posted in Photo of the Week, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on March 7, 2011
Resurfacing Project

Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by: Massachusetts DOT

This $1.8 million ARRA project resurfaced Route 116 in Adams, MA. Work began in late April 2009 and was completed in Summer 2010.

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

Photo of the Week – Weatherization Training Center

Posted in Photo of the Week, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on February 28, 2011
Weatherization Training Center

Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by: Arkansas Recovery

On Friday, Oct. 29 2010, Pulaski Technical College became home to the thirteenth Weatherization Training Center in the U.S.

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

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