Minneapolis launches new website to show how City is using federal Recovery funding
On Friday, Oct. 9, the City of Minneapolis submitted its first round of reporting to the federal government on how its putting American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to work to get our economy moving. At the same time, the City also launched a new version of MinneapolisRecovery.US , a website that includes a wealth of information on how Recovery Act funding is being used in Minneapolis.
In its recovery work, Minneapolis is making transparency a top priority to ensure that residents and others have easy access to information on how the City is pursuing and spending Recovery funds.
The new site reports that as of Sept. 30, the City of Minneapolis has received more than $30 million in Recovery funds (this total does not include funds received by other entities that is also being used in Minneapolis), and that more than 600 people have been put to work so far because of that funding. The number of jobs created will continue to grow as Recovery funding that is received is put to work.
MinneapolisRecovery.US has an up-to-date list of recovery grants that the City has either received or that are in the application pipeline. Each funded project has its own page describing the project, and many projects are mapped out on an interactive map, showing where Recovery dollars are being put to use. The site also includes economic recovery resources for residents and businesses.
Minneapolis leaders have developed the Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy, which is designed to maximize the impact of federal economic recovery investments in our community. The plan will help ensure that those investments translate into a more competitive future for the people of Minneapolis and the entire region. Minneapolis has applied for and received federal Recovery funding for a variety of critical projects and initiatives – from public safety and infrastructure to technology and building a green economy, all with a focus on creating and retaining jobs.
Using Minneapolis’ long-range plans as a cornerstone, City elected officials and department leaders identified seven strategies to focus on when applying for and using Recovery funding:
- Protect public safety gains
- Retain and create jobs, and prepare workers for the 21st century economy
- Modernize infrastructure
- Leverage Minneapolis’ wireless and technology infrastructure
- Support people and communities most impacted by the economic downturn
- Expand our green economy and build a greener Minneapolis
- Promote regional competiveness and efficiencies
Oct. 13, 2009
Published Oct 13, 2009