CONSTRUCTION/INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS: The Stimulus Package and Its Impact

    View Authors 13 February 2009

    To provide a sense of the overall stimulus package's funding levels, we have prepared a general overview of the bill by subject area. Please note that this is a general overview of funding levels only, and does not report on every aspect of the bill. For a detailed analysis on any subject matter and the process for securing these federal dollars, please contact the Patton Boggs professionals listed below for each respective subject area.

    CONSTRUCTION/INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

    • $4.6 billion in funding for the Corps of Engineers, including $2 billion for construction projects.

       
    • $4.2 billion for Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization to be used to invest in energy efficiency projects and to improve the repair and modernization of Department of Defense facilities to include Defense Health facilities.

       
    • $1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program for community and economic development projects including housing and services for those hit hard by tough economic times.

       
    • $250 million is included for energy retrofitting and green investments in HUD-assisted housing projects.

       
    • $100 million to the Department of Education to support school construction in LEAs that educate federally-connected students or have federally-owned land. The grants, which are awarded by formula and competition, enable eligible districts to undertake emergency renovations and modernization projects.

       
    • $2.0 billion for the Health Resources and Services Administration for Community Health Centers/infrastructure

       
    • $53.6 billion for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, including $39.5 billion to local school districts using existing funding formulas, which can be used for preventing cutbacks, preventing layoffs, school modernization, or other purposes; $5 billion to states as bonus grants for meeting key performance measures in education; and $8.8 billion to states for high priority needs such as public safety and other critical services, which may include education and for modernization, renovation and repairs of public school facilities and institutions of higher education facilities.

       
    • $200 million for planning, design, construction costs, site security, information technology infrastructure, fixtures and related costs to consolidate the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

       
    • $4.5 billion to convert GSA facilities to High Performance Green Buildings.