Para los interesados en ver desglosado esa parte del estímulo de Obama (H.R. 1) que viene para la Florida, este es el enlace. Para otros estados, chequeen aquí y busquen el estado. De momento, para el Miami-Dade School Board vienen más de $211 millones, pero tengan en cuenta que el gobernador Crist aceptó recortar más de $366 millones, de los cuales, alrededor de $200 millones menos para nuestro School Board.
Copia del documento completo para la Florida, tienen los estimados en cada rubro si siguen leyendo:
According to the White House, 206,000 of these jobs will be in Florida. Getting America back to work is the first step on the road to economic recovery and long-term competitiveness and prosperity.
Infrastructure and science. In order to rebuild our weakening economy, these investments in our physical and cyber infrastructure will put Floridians immediately to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, and will also enable the creation of a stronger and more efficient infrastructure for the 21st century economy. According to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, our economic recovery package includes the following estimated benefits for Florida:*
$88.8 million through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to address the backlog of drinking water infrastructure needs
$134.4 million through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to address the backlog of clean water infrastructure needs
$1.3 billion in Highway Funding to be used on activities eligible under the Federalaid Highway Program’s Surface Transportation Program and could also include rail and port infrastructure activities at the discretion of the states
$316.2 million in Transit Formula Funding for investments in mass transit
$85.9 million through the Public Housing Capital Fund to enable local public housing agencies to address a national $32 billion backlog in capital needs – especially those improving energy efficiency in aging developments – in this critical element of the nation’s affordable housing infrastructure
$100.9 million in HOME Funding to enable state and local government, in partnership with community-based organizations, to acquire, construct, and rehabilitate affordable housing and provide rental assistance to poor families
$65.6 million through the Homelessness Prevention Fund to be used for prevention activities, which include: short or medium-term rental assistance, first and last month’s rental payment, or utility payments. As such, most of this funding will go directly into the economy of local communities, as the funds will be used to pay housing and other associated costs in the private market Education and Training in Florida. In order to compete in the 21st Century, we must have a well-educated workforce, capable of adapting to an ever-changing economic environment.
Investing in education now will ensure that the next generation of Florida’s workers is ready and able to meet the challenge of global competition. In the near-term, millions of workers have seen their jobs disappear, and find themselves unable to match their skill sets with existing opportunities. Providing job training in new and expanding fields will help to lower the unemployment rate and help today’s workers better compete against foreign competition. The Congressional Research Service estimates that our economic plan includes $2.7 billion through the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to local school districts and public colleges and universities in Florida and additional funding for other high-priority needs such as public safety and other critical services, which may include education
According to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, our economic recovery package includes the following estimated benefits for Florida:*
$627.2 million for Special Education Part B State Grants to help improve educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities, raising the federal contribution to nearly 40 percent, the level established when the law was authorized more than 30 years ago
$30.1 million in education technology funds to purchase up-to-date computers and software and provide professional development to ensure the technology is used effectively in the classroom $651.7 million for Title I Education for the Disadvantaged to help close the achievement gap and enable disadvantaged students to reach their potential
$20.6 million in State Employment Service Grants to match unemployed individuals to job openings through state employment service agencies and allow Florida to provide customized reemployment services
$78.4 million in Dislocated Workers State Grants, particularly for grants that support immediate strategies for regions and communities to meet their need for skilled workers, as well as longer-term plans to build targeted industry clusters with better training and a more productive workforce
$19.6 million for Department of Labor’s Adult State Grants
$43.3 million for Department of Labor’s Youth State Grants
$26.6 million for Vocational Rehabilitation to help individuals with disabilities prepare for and sustain gainful employment According to the White House, the economic recovery package also includes more Pell Grants for the 397,000 Pell Grant recipients in Florida.
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