FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE UPDATES
The Leagues American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Web page can be accessed at www.tml.org, by clicking on Federal Stimulus Information. Since the publication of last weeks TML Legislative Update, various information on the TML Web page has been changed as follows:
- The Federal Register notice outlining selection criteria for the U.S. Department of Transportations $1.5 billion competitive grant program (known as TIGER Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) was released for comments on May 15, 2009. Comments on the selection criteria are due on June 1, 2009. Once the criteria are approved, grant applications will be due by September 15, 2009.
- The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. Initally, applications were due by May 18, 2009, but the Department of Justice has announced that the deadline has been extended until June 17, 2009.
League staff will continue to monitor the implementation of the ARRA.