President Barack Obama signs $787 Billion Stimulus Bill

 

 

 

Tennessee to receive $4.28 billion

February 17, 2009

President Barack Obama signed the $787 Billion stimulus bill on Feb 17. The stimulus bill combines $200 billion for infrastructure, $250 billion to individuals and distressed states and $300 billion in tax breaks for business and individuals to revive the economy. Based on a preliminary analysis of the bill, Tennessee is in line to receive about $4.28 billion over the next two years. Here's the breakdown:

 

Medicaid: $1.62 billion

 

Education: $791 million

 

Highways and bridges: $593 million

 

Special education: $243 million

 

Title I education: $225 million

 

General purpose: $171 million

 

Weatherizing homes: $97 million

 

Transit capital grants: $91 million

 

Criminal justice grants: $74 million

 

Public housing capital fund: $65 million

 

Clean water projects: $58 million

 

Child care: $42 million

 

Dislocated worker: $28 million

 

Youth job training: $25 million

 

Homelessness prevention: $20 million

 

Drinking water projects: $20 million

 

Community services: $20 million

 

Head Start : $14 million

 

Education tech: $12 million

 

Vocational rehab: $12 million

 

Adult job training: $11 million

 

Unemployment insurance administration: $9.6 million

 

Employment service: $7.4 million

 

Elderly nutrition: $2.6 million

 

Food assistance: $2 million

 

Emergency food and shelter: $2 million

SOURCE: The Tennessean & Federal Funds Information for States.

 

BACK

02-17-09