Federal Stimulus Information

Recovery.GovThe stimulus or “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression.”
- From Recovery.Gov

Stimulus-funded grant opportunities

Sponsoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency
Purpose of Grant: To develop health indicators which assess environmental problems and public health outcomes
Award Amount: August 5, 2010
Application Deadline: Five grants awarded; Total program funding is $3,000,000
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2009-STAR-B1
Apply Electronically Here




Sponsoring Institution: National Institutes of Health
Purpose of Grant: To promote research that finds ways to reduce or prevent fatalities from exposure to chemical agents
Award Amount: February 1, 2012
Application Deadline: Not Specified
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-10-019
Apply Electronically Here



Sponsoring Institution: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Purpose of Grant: For local governments to create decent living environments, provide moderately priced housing, and increase the economic opportunities available for low-income individuals
Award Amount: Not specified; total program funding is 1 Billion dollars
Application Deadline: Not specified
Funding Opportunity Number: N/A
Apply Electronically Here



Sponsoring Institution: Business and Cooperative Programs (US Department of Agriculture)
Purpose of Grant: Rural enterprise business grants offer financial assistance to local and state governments as well as to non-profit entities which serve rural areas and plan to use money for development or similar projects in rural areas
Award Amount: $99,000 per grant; 200 grants expected to be awarded
Application Deadline: Until funds are depleted or July 2010
Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-09-RBEG-ARRA
Apply Electronically Here



Sponsoring Institution: National Institutes of Health
Purpose of Grant: To offer funds for research on the management of illness and injuries
Award Amount: Contingent upon the number of solid applications submitted and the amount of money available
Application Deadline: January 7, 2013
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-10-42
Apply Electronically Here



Sponsoring Institution: National Institutes of Health
Purpose of Grant: To provide monies for research involving management of illness among elderly populations
Award Amount: Up to $200,000 per grant
Application Deadline: January 7, 2013
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-19-044
Apply Electronically Here



Sponsoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (Dept. of Education)
Purpose of Grant: To provide financial assistance for the construction, repair, and modernization of schools. Eligibility is limited to local educational agencies who can receive funds from Impact Aid program for 2008
Award Amount: 40 grants to be awarded; total program funding is $60,000,000
Application Deadline: Not specified
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-030909-003
Apply Electronically Here



Sponsoring Institution: US Department of Education
Purpose of Grant: To provide financial assistance to local schools which qualify as high-need schools (defined as more than 30% of students enrolled are from low-income families)
Award Amount: Varies; $200,000,000 total funding for all 15 grants to be awarded
Application Deadline: Not specified
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-030909-005
Apply Electronically Here


Federal Business Opportunities
Project Title Project Location Date Posted
Resurface Historic Roads and Parking Areas Gatlinburg, TN 1/22/2010
Bath House Expansion/Toilet Installation Montgomery County, NC 1/19/2010
Restroom Replacement Craven County, NC 1/15/2010
Rehabilite Mountain Trail and Observation Deck Roan Mountain Rec Area, NC 1/15/2010
Remove/Replace Bldgs and Roadwork Macon County, NC 1/15/2010
Pipe Lining of the Lake Winfield Scott Dam Conduit Gainesville, GA 1/11/2010
Repaving Boat Ramps Morgan County, GA 1/7/2010
Chattooga Recreation Area Repairs Columbia, SC 1/6/2010
Layout, Marking, and Cruising Timber New Bern, NC 1/6/2010
Demolition, Removal and Disposal of Two Concrete Buildings Pope AFB, NC 12/30/2009
Replace the Soil-Cement, Walking Trail, And Receiving Area At Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Farm Plains, GA 12/15/2009
Water System Maintenance and Improvement Sullivan County, TN 12/10/2009
Mechanical Fuel Reduction Using Chainsaws Caldwell County, NC 11/10/2009
Remove Existing Low Water Ford and Construct a Two-lane Bridge Whittier, NC 11/5/2009
Jackrabbit Restroom Replacement Murphy, NC 11/5/2009
Design/Build Services for the Hewlett Field Access Road Sandy Springs, GA 10/16/2009
Public Take-out Upgrade Swain County, NC 10/7/2009
Construct Parking Lot for Warrior–in–Transition Facility Fort Bragg, NC 9/2/2009
Replace Failing Roof Savannah, GA 8/20/2009
Building Renovation – Interior Savannah, GA 8/14/2009
Replace Universal Accessibility Platforms Sullivan’s Island, SC 8/7/2009
Clean and Align Upright Headstones Murfreesboro, TN 8/5/2009
Epoxy Floor & Install Cages (Armory), Eastover, SC 8/3/2009
Repair Main Gate Shaw AFB, SC 7/29/2009

Recommended Web-Sites
Recovery.Gov
Main Web site for ARRA.
“As the centerpiece of the President’s commitment to transparency and accountability, Recovery.gov will feature information on how the Act is working, tools to help you hold the government accountable, and up-to-date data on the expenditure of funds.”

Grants.Gov
Shows grants on this key Web site funded by ARRA.
“Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.”

MapShot: Best ARRA Funding Resources by State
Provides ARRA funding info for South Carolina.

One-stop System Directory
See contact info for Florence and Lake City Offices
“The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in South Carolina supports training programs that help job seekers prepare for employment and businesses access skilled workers. WIA services are delivered through the state’s comprehensive Career One-Stop system.”

SC State Library: ARRA Links
Highlights numerous ARRA Web sites.

FedBizOopps.Gov
Offers contract opportunities funded by ARRA.
“THrough this single point-of-entry, commercial vendors and government buyers are invited to post, search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.”

Other Agencies to Contact
Florence – SCDOT Engineering District 5
Administrator: D.L. “Dennis” Townsend, III 843-661-4710

Florence Workforce Center
1558 W. Evans Street | Florence, SC 29501
Phone: 843-669-4271

Lake City One-Stop Workforce Center
209 Graham Road | Lake City, SC 29560
Phone: (843) 374-0970 ext. 1054

South Carolina Energy Office
http://www.energy.sc.gov/

U.S. Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/recovery/