FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE UPDATES
As a way to keep its membership informed in a timely manner, TML has created a Web page that details many of the city-related portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). The page can be accessed at www.tml.org, by clicking on “Legislative” and then clicking on “Federal Stimulus Information.”
When the League receives information of interest to city officials, the page will be updated immediately. Since publication of the last TML Legislative Update, the following information on the page has been updated:
Environment, Energy, and Telecommunications –the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) has posted the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Alternative Fuels Project, which is part of the larger State Energy Program. Applications for funding under this project are due at 2:00 pm (CT) on Monday, October 19, 2009. To access the RFA, please visit http://www.seco.cpa.state.tx.us/arra/sep/transportation/index.php.
In addition, SECO is in the process of mailing to each Texas city with a population of less than 35,000 a letter detailing the amount of money each city can choose to receive under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. For more information on this program, please visit http://www.seco.cpa.state.tx.us/arra/eecbg/index.php.