Hare announces over $18 million in Recovery Act Funding to assist R.I., Moline, and Sterling


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2010, 1:13 pm
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Press release submitted by Congressman Phil Hare

WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) today announced that the Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) has received $18,530,708 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"This substantial investment from the economic recovery package will go a long way toward reviving our local economy, putting people back to work, and keeping families in their homes."

The grant is being awarded under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program. GROWTH was among 60 recipients selected nationwide and will partner with the city of Moline, city of Rock Island, city of Sterling, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

"By investing Recovery Act dollars in revitalizing hard-hit neighborhoods, we're not only creating new job opportunities, but giving communities across the country an opportunity for a fresh start," said Vice President Joe Biden. "These competitive awards go to the heart of the Recovery Act: funding innovative projects that both provide immediate relief and help lay a new foundation for long-term economic growth."

NSP grants are designed to build on the work being done now to help state and local governments and non-profit developers collaborate to acquire land and property; to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned properties; and/or to offer down-payment and closing cost assistance to low- to middle-income homebuyers.

Hare strongly supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates this legislation has created up to 1.6 million jobs nationwide.




















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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