OPM: ARRA 2009

{CT Recovery}

Office of Policy and Management 
Information Related to the:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(a.k.a.  – ARRA - Stimulus Act - Recovery Act)

The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is the Connecticut state agency charged with implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for the justice and energy programs listed below.

Agency’s Stimulus Accountability Officer
John Forbes
Office of Policy and Management
Phone: (860) 418-6271
Fax: (860) 418-6496
Questions from the media should go to:
Gian-Carl Casa, Under Secretary OPM, (860) 418-6362.
 
Reports
 
 
ENERGY
 
Approximately $3.1 billion in ARRA funding is being made available to State Energy Programs.  Of this $3.1 billion, the Connecticut State Energy Program is eligible to receive funding of up to $38.5 million.  Click on the link above to learn more about the State Energy Program and how Connecticut is allocating those $38.5 million in funds.
 
Approximately $3.2 billion in ARRA funding is being made available, for distribution by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to states, eligible cities and counties, and eligible Indian tribes for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG).  Of this $3.2 billion, Connecticut entities are eligible to receive funding totaling up to $24.5 million.  Of this $24.5 million received by Connecticut entities, $14.9 million in funding will be direct grants from the DOE to certain larger municipalities and Indian tribes (see link below), and the remaining $9.6 million in funding will be directed to the State of Connecticut in part for distribution to municipalities not eligible to receive direct grants.  Click on the link above to learn more about the EECBG, and how the $24.5 million in funds available to Connecticut are distributed.
 

The State of Connecticut received $3.4 million for the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP).  This program provided a consumer rebate on selected Energy Star appliance purchases.  The rebate program ran from January 25 - July 15, 2010. Click on the above link to learn more about the program.

 

Approximately $39.5 million in ARRA funding is being made available to State Energy Offices to enhance energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans.  Of this $39.5 million, Connecticut’s State Energy Office is eligible to receive funding of up to $521,500.  Click on the link above to learn more about this initiative.

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List of Direct Energy grants to CT Towns from USDOE:
 

More Stimulus: Jump to related programs in other agencies:
 
 

General Links:
 
JUSTICE
 
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds can be used to support all components of the criminal justice system.  JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.  All towns can receive grants through OPM.  See Training Presentation (PDF)
 
Announcement:
Competitive Grant Opportunity
 
 
The STOP program is designed  to promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to enhance services and advocacy to victims, improve the criminal justice system's response, and promote effective law enforcement, prosecution, and judicial strategies to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
 
 
 
 
More Stimulus:- Jump to related programs in other agencies:
OVC - Victims of Crime Grants*
DPS – Internet Crimes Against Children*
USDOJ – Competitive Byrne Justice Assistance Grants