Click here to download Rep. Castor's Roadmap to the American Recovery and Reinvesment Act
Dear Friends and Community Partners,
In this historic time for our country, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a dramatic lifeline to families and businesses across Florida and the struggling Tampa Bay area. President Barack Obama initiated a bold recovery plan of action upon taking office just as Franklin Delano Roosevelt did seventy years ago. Our neighbors and community now have better opportunities to stop the downward spiral of shrinking jobs, health care and savings.
I am pleased to share with you this “Roadmap” of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Roadmap provides information on job creation opportunities funded by the Recovery Plan. The Roadmap also provides helpful summaries and websites. Our Roadmap is not exhaustive, but it is a general guide to help you understand how this money flows under President Obama’s Recovery Plan to our community. As you may know, much of the funding for the Recovery Plan was sent from the Federal government directly to the states and to local governments. Therefore, you will frequently find that the contacts and funding sources at the state and local level that you have used in the past will be the same as you pursue funding through the Recovery Act.
The economic engines of the Tampa Bay area are education, health and construction – and all benefit under our Recovery Plan. I look forward to working with you as you participate in this historic opportunity to foster new job opportunities and spur long term economic growth in our community.
Florida – District 11
For more information on the Recovery Act please visit www.recovery.gov