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2009 Federal Stimulus Act Resources

Resources Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment (Stimulus) Act of 2009

This is a compilation of some key websites that have analysis and funding information related to the Stimulus Act, including national resources, state-wide, and resources forSan Francisco.

 

NATIONAL

 

Stimulus Act Website: This is the White House site for the 2009 Stimulus Act. It has information and links to many of the programs, projects and funding possibilities that are arising from the Stimulus Act. http://www.recovery.gov

 

Grants.gov: This is the national website for all of federal grant opportunities. It includes a special page for Stimulus Act funding by agency. http://www.grants.gov/applicants/recovery.jsp

 

The Stimulus Act: The actual language of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1/show, also asaPDF(it'shuge!)http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills...

 

The National Women's Law Center: This 4 page report highlights the Stimulus Act programs of particular interest to women and their families. http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=3431&section=child%20and%20family%20support. The Center did a separate analysis of Obama's proposed budget for FY09. http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=3517&section=tax. In addition, they have created information about tax credits and unemployment benefits that can benefit families. http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=3403&section=child%20and%20family%20support

 

Women's Works!: This site provides a briefing on the Stimulus Act's job training and employment programs funds (4 pages): http://www.womenwork.org/policy/arra_analysis.pdf. The website also has job resources: http://www.womenwork.org/career/careercenter/Home/Home.htm

 

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW): WOW has created a chart of job and skill development opportunities from the Stimulus Act with suggestions for state and local advocates.

http://www.wowonline.org/publicpolicy/documents/JobandSkillDevelopmentOpportunitiesARRA.pdf

 

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: The Center has created state-by-state estimates of key provisions affecting low- and moderate-income individuals. The paper provides short descriptions and tables with estimated state-by-state impacts of several key provisions. http://www.cbpp.org/1-22-09bud.htm

 

Green for All and Policy Links: These organizations have created a Toolkit: Green Recovery for All http://www.greenforall.org/resources/recoveryusersguide/download and A User's Guide to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Bringing Home the Green Recovery (60 pages). http://www.greenforall.org/resources/recoveryusersguide/download

 

The Progressives States Networks: The Network created a guide for implementing the recovery plan: A Resource Guide for State Legislators and Advocates. http://www.progressivestates.org/stimulus

 

The National Council of Nonprofits: The Council has created an evolving series of Special Reports about our Recovery Act as it relates to nonprofits that it includes information on grants, tips, and other considerations. http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/economy

 

The Center for American Progress: The Center has created a video showing that the recovery is about rebuilding confidence in the economy and creating an environment that will enable economic growth and job creation. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/02/stimulus_rescue.html

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

League of California Cities: The League has compiled a City Funding Book to assist cities in their pursuit of funding. There will be regular updates made available on the League's website at www.cacities.org as more information becomes available. Funding book:

http://www.cacities.org/resource_files/27711.2009%20ARRA%20Report%2003.16.09.pdf

 

The California Budget Project: This analysis examines the impact of the federal economic recovery package on the state. This 10 page report has created an easy to read chart of the Stimulus Package programs areas, the program description and the fiscal impact in California. http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2009/090309_ARRA.pdf

 

The California Employment Development Department: The website includes information on unemployment, funding opportunities and California's workforce development system. http://www.edd.ca.gov/

 

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency: This website includes funding opportunities, business information, and paid family leave information. http://www.labor.ca.gov/default.htm

 

State of Califorina-: The State has set up a special website, called the California Recovery Portalfor information on spending, funding opportunities, and news. http://www.recovery.ca.gov/

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

City and County of San Francisco: The City has a website with links to each City department. http://www.sfgov.org/site/mainpages_index.asp?id=7695. A few key departments include:

· Call 311: The City's Online Information and Services http://www.sfgov.org/site/sf311_index.asp?id=86063

· Public Health: http://www.sfdph.org/

· Children, Youth and Their Families: http://www.dcyf.org/

· Small Business Department: Includes information on the local economic stimulus package of $23 million no-interest Business Loan Program. http://www.sfgov.org/site/osb_index.asp

· Business Links page: http://www.sfgov.org/site/business_index.asp

· Human Service Agency: http://www.sfhsa.org/

· The Mayor's Office of Housing: http://www.sfgov.org/site/moh_index.asp

· The Office of Economic and Workforce Development's: http://www.oewd.org

 

The San Francisco Business Times has created a special section with regular updates and articles about the Stimulus Act. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/03/02/story19.html?b=1235970000^1787324

 

San FranciscoChamber of Commerce: The Chamber created a page on the Stimulus Act changes to COBRA for businesses. http://www.sfchamber.com/membership/savings/health_updates.php

 

The Commission on the Status of Women and the Department on the Status of Women: http://www.dosw has the following resources:

· 2009 Directory of Social Services for Women:This is a comprehensive guide to nonprofit and government services available to residents within the City and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area with a focus services that are women and/or girl-specific. http://www.sfgov.org/site/dosw_page.asp?id=20327

· Recruitment of Women in Non-Traditional Fields Brochure: Please note: The resources included are geared toward employers, but many also include listings for job seekers. Employment and Economics

· Domestic Violence Resource Guide: http://www.sfgov.org/site/dosw_index.asp

 

Prepared by Senior Policy Analyst Ann Lehman, March 2009

 

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