Provided above is a slideshow of photos from Congressman Hill’s recent visit to SCCAP in which he invited several local organizations to talk about the benefits of stimulus funds to local people and organizations.
In addition, here is an excerpt from a summary that Herald-Times reporter Bethany Nolan wrote about these organizations and their use of stimulus funds:
SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
Amount: Approximately $3.2 million
Used for: Head Start staff raise/training, fatherhood program and playground improvements ($122,510); Department of Energy weatherization to improve energy efficiency of 145 households ($899,373); Expansion of current Head Start program ($262,327); creation of early Head Start program for children ages birth to 3 ($1.3 million over two years); creation of a jobs/training initiative and support to Hoosier Hills Food Bank ($696,929.)
“We’ve created 35 jobs so far,” SCCAP executive director Todd Lare said. “From our perspective, the stimulus has done exactly what it was supposed to.”
U.S. REP. BARON HILL, WHO REPRESENTS THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
“That’s about $10 million that’s been pumped into the community. That’s not chump change, for sure. That’s got to help,” he said. “I’m glad to hear this kind of news.”
He said he’s been traveling his district talking to constituents, and, while he realizes the stimulus bill wasn’t universally popular, he believes it was necessary and helped the nation.
“I’m convinced it had to be done in order to stabilize this economy, and I think it has,” he said.
To read Bethany’s entire story, click on the following link (subscription required): http://heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2010/04/08/news.qp-7486810.sto