Stimulus Has Good News for Cities
"Take it from someone who has braved all 1,200-plus pages of HR-1: the economic stimulus package contains an abundance of funding figures that should make urban enthusiasts very happy."
"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is set to provide:
$7.22 billion for projects and programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote green jobs.
$6 billion to the Clean Water and Drinking Water Fund, $4 billion of which will be used help communities with water quality and waste-water infrastructure needs and $2 billion of which will be spent on drinking water infrastructure needs. $1.2 billion, or 20 percent, must be used for green infrastructure.
$100 million for competitive grants to evaluate and clean up former industrial and commercial brownfields. (Note- This portion of the bill was modified by an unnamed U.S. senator to put "brownfields" in quotes.)"