City of Alexandria, VA
Recovery Act News & Media
- City Undergoes Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Site Visit
On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE) performed an onsite review of the City's progress on its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), which was awarded in November 2009. Federal Stimulus funds of $1,372,800, provided through the EECBG, are supporting a variety of projects being implemented by four City departments (Transportation & Environmental Services, General Services, Housing, and Department of Community & Human Services). This presentation provides an overview of the eight projects' individual budgets, milestones, and completed and remaining tasks as of October 31, 2011. All funds from this grant must be expended by November 2012.
- City Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Grants
The City of Alexandria was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Feb. 17 for improving transit services in two major traffic corridors. The first grant, for $8.5 million, is for construction of an exclusive transitway in the median of Route 1 between Monroe Avenue and East Glebe Road The City was also awarded a second grant of $670,000 for planning new facilities to assist priority transit service in the Beauregard-Van Dorn Corridor. Under the second grant, these facilities could include super stops (enhanced bus stops with real time bus information, solar lighting, and other amenities) and queue-jumping lanes (dedicated lanes that buses can use to advance from a traffic signal before the rest of traffic, moving more quickly through the roadways).
- Alexandria Federal Stimulus Funding Update
The City of Alexandria has recently been awarded four grants funded by the federal stimulus legislation, and continues to pursue federal stimulus funding for unmet needs in public safety, transportation, energy efficiency, job training, homelessness prevention, and pre-school and K-12 education.
- City Joins Regional Application for MWCOG's Neighborhood Stabilization Program
July 1, 2009 The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was allocated approximately $2 billion in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a source of funding to stabilize communities that have been hard hit by foreclosure, vacancy, and abandonment. Two City census tracts were identified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as having a high risk of foreclosure activity, and were found to be eligible for inclusion in an application for NSP funding: 1) tract 2004.01, which includes areas of Eisenhower Avenue West and South Van Dorn Street; and 2) tract 2001.03, which includes Lincolnia Hills and communities along Quantrell Avenue and Armistead Street.
Because NSP grant policies favor regional proposals, the City is joining five other jurisdictions in applying for the program as a consortium with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. These jurisdictions are the Counties of Fairfax, Prince George's and Prince William, and the Cities of Bowie and Gaithersburg. The City plans to use funding received through this program to assist first-time homebuyers in buying foreclosed homes within the above census tracts.
- City Sells General Obligation Bonds for Public Facilities, Schools, Infrastructure and Metro Capital
June 23, 2009 The City of Alexandria competitively sold $79.7 million in AAA/Aaa-rated general obligation bonds at a favorable overall 3.28% true interest cost.
- Webb & Warner Announce $5.2 Million to Strengthen Virginia's Local Health Programs
April 1, 2009 On March 31, U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released more than $5.2 million to strengthen services offered at twenty-four community health centers in Virginia as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- Arlandria's Health Clinic Scores $300K From Federal Stimulus
April 1, 2009 An article from Localkicks.com reports on Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. The organization is a recipient of more than $300,000 in Recovery Act funding for community health centers in Virginia.
- Implementation of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
March 17, 2009 Now that the federal stimulus legislation has been enacted, the City has moved to set up a formal framework to assist in acquiring stimulus funds.