The Stimulus in Arlington, Virginia

How is your town planning on using stimulus funds?  Arlington, Virginia is using $9 million of its $19.3 million on federal formula-based programs.  There’s $5 million for infrastructure, $2.1 million for the newly created Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program, and  $1.6 million for HUD programs.

You can follow Arlington’s projects here.  There are 52 potential federal funding streams available to Arlington in the stimulus package.

The FY 2010 budget was adopted in April.  At $946.8 million, it’s bigger than last year’s by about 0.6 percent.

The budget includes $19.8 million in  spending cuts, an increase in the real estate tax rate, and fees for water, sewers, trash, recycling and motor vehicle licensing.  A $10 million Budget Stabilization Fund has  also been established.