So far, 68 percent of the stimulus money has been spent. That’s the word from the Finance Cabinet’s Greg Haskamp, who briefed lawmakers on the status of stimulus money flowing into the commonwealth.
By Rick Howlett Kentucky state government has begun processing applications for an appliance rebate program funded with federal stimulus money. The state received about $4 million to offer in rebates to residents who purchase various Energy Star cerfitied appliances. Program manager Virginia Phifer says the Kentucky initiatve began today. “It is open to anybody who… Continue reading Appliance Rebate Program Underway
by Stephanie Crosby A new pilot project in Louisville will develop a program to request, approve and carry out domestic violence protective orders electronically. It’s being funded with a $170,000 federal grant. It’s among 22 similar projects announced today that received a total of $1.6-million dollars in stimulus money. Jefferson Circuit Clerk David Nicholson says… Continue reading Pilot Project Hopes to Carry Out Protection Orders Electronically
A University of Louisville-based environmental and energy efficiency program is getting more than $2 million in federal stimulus funds to expand its services. State Energy Secretary Len Peters says the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center will use some of the money to create nine new jobs there. “These engineers and technicians will work with businesses to… Continue reading U of L Center Gets Stimulus Funds
The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that organizations working in the arts are receiving grants to help preserve jobs. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Twenty-four groups throughout Indiana are getting grants totaling more than $500,000 to fund staff positions that are essential to their arts-related missions. The National Endowment for the Arts is providing the… Continue reading Indiana Groups Get Federal Stimulus Funds
The Kentucky Arts Council has chosen 18 groups to receive grants with the money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The NEA provided the Kentucky Arts Council with more than $300,000 under the economic stimulus plan enacted in March. The plan defined the arts as an important sector of… Continue reading Kentucky Arts Council Awards Stimulus Funds