Thursday, March 19, 2009

Governor Brewer Establishes Federal Stimulus Website

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today launched a new web site dedicated to providing information on the federal stimulus dollars made available to Arizona through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The website, is intended to serve as Arizona’s one-stop-shop for information on federal stimulus funding and enable citizens to track expenditures in an open, accountable and transparent manner.

“We encourage every Arizonan to participate in the monitoring, allocation and use of Arizona's received stimulus funds and to keep track of how the Act will serve our fellow citizens and its impact upon Arizona’s future growth and success,” stated Brewer.

As required by Section 1607 of the ARRA of 2009, Governor Brewer submitted a formal letter to President Barack Obama on March 5, 2009, requesting use of funds provided by the Act and formally confirming her intent to utilize federal dollars for the State of Arizona. In the letter, Governor Brewer attests that such funds will be used to create jobs and promote economic growth in a manner that is in the best interest of the taxpayers of Arizona.

“As Governor, I am committed to serving all Arizona citizens, and particularly in these tough economic times,” stated Brewer. “My Administration is committed to utilizing stimulus funds received from the Act to create jobs, to protect our most vulnerable, and grow Arizona’s future; but also, do so without further increasing the state budget deficit.”

Arizona joins a growing number of states that have also unveiled economic recovery Web sites. Because the stimulus initiative is in its early stages, and federal agencies are still determining their rules and regulations, this site does not yet provide the entire spectrum of information that will be provided in the months to follow. Future capabilities being considered for inclusion on this site are:

· Break down of all stimulus funds released to Arizona

· Press Releases on Arizona stimulus package

· Federal ARRA Press Releases

· Interactive search services associated with stimulus data

· Interactive application for grants

Arizona’s recovery web site will update and add information as it becomes available.

CONTACT: Paul Senseman

(602) 542-1342

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I haven't seen it yet, but perhaps we should take a look at the fact that the cuts to DES and DDD services will ultimately cost AZ over $29 million to help infants, children, toddlers, and the disabled in the next two years if she proceeds as planned.