States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Actions Needed to Address Implementation Challenges and Bolster Accountability

May 2010
GAO Reports;5/26/2010, preceding p1
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The article reports on the use of funds and actions by states and localities to address challenges of implementation and bolster accountability in the U.S. It notes that the states and localities being funded by the government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are said to be about two-thirds. Offered programs include funds for educational stabilization, highway infrastructure investment and public transportation funding, and weatherization assistance program.


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