Want to keep track of how states are planning for and using the stimulus money in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? You'll want to bookmark STATERECOVERY.org, a service of The Council of State Governments to help states work through the $787 billion package.
States are dealing with an unprecedented economic crisis and will be using the federal spending initiative in part to bolster state budgets.
STATERECOVERY.org will provide states with a comprehensive overview of the federal legislation as well as ongoing updates and analysis of how states are preparing to implement this historic legislation. The Web site will provide critical information for key policymakers at the state, local, tribal, territorial and federal government levels for determining funding eligibility and ensuring effective implementation.
The Council of State Governments has partnered with the notable firm Latham & Watkins, LLP in the development of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: A Guide for State and Local Governments, a user-friendly tool to help states determine their funding eligibility under the economic recovery act. The new Web site also includes the results of a nationwide survey on how individual states and territories are preparing to respond to the economic package.