Governor Kulongoski issues second report on Recovery Act funds in Oregon
Report shows that over 8,300 jobs were created or retained in the last three months
(Salem) — Today Governor Ted Kulongoski announced the preliminary data from the second reporting period for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). Over the past three months the Recovery Act has created and retained more than the equivalent of 8,300 full-time jobs in Oregon.
“Thousands of Oregonians are at work today because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” said Governor Kulongoski. “I am pleased that Oregon is moving quickly to get projects on the ground and people working as well as help those Oregonians hardest hit by this economic recession.”
Today’s data provide a preliminary look at the second federal reporting period for Recovery Act funds. This information represents $167 million in expended grants that were managed by the state from October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
The Governor also announced today that since the February passage of the Recovery Act, more than $1.2 billion in unemployment benefits, food stamps, health care and emergency cash assistance has been provided directly to individual Oregonians to help families struggling during the recession.
“The Recovery Act has helped provide support for families when they need it most – many for the first time – and at a time when state revenues are declining and demand for services is increasing,” Governor Kulongoski said. “I can certainly say that the Recovery Act continues to provide much needed assistance to help the state help Oregonians struggling to make ends meet.”
To view the latest report on Recovery Act funds, click here.
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