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County seeking projects for federal funds

County seeking projects for federal funds

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii’s Office of Housing and Community Development will be applying for federal funds pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is seeking qualified entities to implement […]

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Federally funded projects to create estimated 3,170 jobs

Federally funded projects to create estimated 3,170 jobs

  MEDIA RELEASE The state, together with the four counties, will receive $246 million in federal stimulus funds to improve transportation infrastructure, which will add more than 3,000 jobs.   “We are the first state to finalize our project list and begin utilizing the federal stimulus funds,” said Brennon Morioka, director of the state Department […]

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Lingle applies for $7.7 million in stimulus funds

Lingle applies for $7.7 million in stimulus funds

MEDIA RELEASE In an effort to take maximum advantage of the federal funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to increase employment opportunities and boost the economy, Gov. Linda Lingle applied Thursday for Hawaii’s full share of federal grants that will supplement existing workforce development and training programs. These programs will help Hawaii’s […]

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Hirono: Hawaii's stimulus share tops $1 billion

Hirono: Hawaii’s stimulus share tops $1 billion

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor It won’t be the answer to everything, but Hawaii can expect about $1 billion in assistance through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, said Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. The 2nd District representative has been touring her neighbor island areas to share details of the largest spending bill ever passed in U.S. history. […]

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Lingle authorizes increase in unemployment benefits

Lingle authorizes increase in unemployment benefits

        MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has authorized an additional $25 a week in unemployment benefits per claimant as part of the federal package. On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Lingle signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that makes the increase effective starting Sunday, Feb. 22.  This increase in benefits is […]

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