Friday, June 18, 2010

Obama's Remarks in Columbus Ohio Video

Obama's stop in Columbus is part of "recovery summer."

From the White House:
Columbus and the surrounding area has received approximately $729 million in Recovery Act funding. Highlights included below:
The Small Business Administration guaranteed nearly $44-53 million to businesses in Columbus. Examples of Columbus recipients of SBA guaranteed loans include:
Eating establishments (T&L Cuisine, LLC received $50,000 and Victorian’s Midnight CafĂ© received $81,000)
Medical facilities (Gateway Wellness Center received $150,000)
Service establishments (Joseph Tree Services, LLC received $168,000 and Klean A Kar, Inc. received $672,000)
Franklin County received over $91 million in funding from the Department of Transportation for highways, transit, and aviation projects - including more than $38 million for Columbus.
Franklin County received Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants of nearly $11 million.
The City of Columbus received nearly $13 million from the Department of Justice for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program, awarding 50 officers
The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided over $9 million for the Public Housing Capital Fund in Franklin County.
Additionally, approximately $4.5 million dollars in grants were provided for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program in Franklin County.
Over $1.2 million was provided to Franklin County by the Department of Education in the form of Federal Work Study grants. These payments are awarded to college students to provide part-time employment to help students meet educational expenses.