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$12.1 million from federal stimulus for community development

MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle announced $12.1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for community development projects in Wisconsin. The Recovery funding will strengthen 72 counties across the state, particularly advancing skill building and employment programs.

The Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) are directed to local organizations for efforts that make sure citizens have access to services that will help them lower the effects of poverty and work toward self sufficiency.  The majority of Wisconsin's CSBG ARRA funds will be go toward jobs and jump starting local economies.

This ARRA funding builds on the Department of Children and Families $7.5 million investment in job development and support through the Community Service Block Grants.

A full list of community organizations receiving funding can be viewed here:  http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/pdf/anticipated_2009_csbg_funding.pdf.

The Wisconsin counties receiving CSBG funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act include:  Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Crawford, Clark, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Grant, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Winnebago, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood, Waukesha and Washburn.

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