Treasury Announces $25 Billion in Direct Allocations of Recovery Zone Bonds

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 13, 2009

News release: “As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to stimulate economic growth and jumpstart the availability of financing critical for economic recovery, the U.S. Treasury Department announced $25 billion in bonds authority available under the Recovery Zone Bonds program. Created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), Recovery Zone Bonds are targeted to areas particularly affected by job loss and will help local governments obtain financing for much needed economic development projects, such as public infrastructure development…To make this program as easy as possible for state and local governments to administer and use, the Treasury Department has also detailed the bond volume cap allocations at the local level for counties and large cities. The total state allocations and the complete list of direct county and large city allocations can be found here.”

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