Connecticut is getting a pretty big cut of the economic stimulus bill that becomes law on Tuesday.
The state will see $2.9 billion in funding for everything from highways and bridges, to public transit programs and help for people who have lost their jobs, according to Sen. Joe Lieberman.
The bill includes increased tax credits for Connecticut homeowners, and working individuals could see a $400 tax credit. For working couples, the credit would be $800.
Lieberman released a detailed breakdown of where that $2.9 billion will go in the state.
Below are estimated allocations to many of the key programs:
- $1,320,000,000 - Medicaid Assistance
- $613,790,000 - Fiscal Stabilization (updated for estimated increase during conference negotiations)
- $378,309,000 - Highways and Bridges
- $162,928,000 - Transit Capital Grants
- $132,207,000 - Special Education
- $97,234,000 - Title I Education Funding
- $63,520,000 - Weatherization
- $31,389,000 - Dept. of Justice Byrne/JAG Responders Grants
- $28,748,000 - Public Housing Capital Fund
- $20,382,000 - HOME Investment Partnership Program
- $19,651,000 - Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
- $17,046,000 - Homelessness Prevention
- $13,686,000 - Child Care
- $12,991,000 - Dislocated Workers
- $12,062,000 - Community Services Block Grant
- $11,146,000 - WIA Youth Employment Programs
- $5,965,000 - Unemployment Insurance State Administration Grants
- $4,650,000 - Head Start
- $4,588,000 - Educational Technology
- $4,430,000 - Employment Service
- $4,429,000 - WIA Adult State Grants
- $3,451,000 - Dept. of Education Vocational Rehabilitation
- $1,125,000 - Emergency Food and Shelter
- $887,000 - Commodity Assistance / Emergency Food Assistance Program
- $767,000 - Elderly Nutrition