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Alabama Department of Finance Federal Stimulus Information Center

Welcome to the Alabama Department of Finance Federal Stimulus Information Center. The information provided on this site describes the grants for which the Department of Finance has applied, and also provides financial tracking information for any grant money the department or its divisions may receive through the federal stimulus. Other site resources include department contacts, ARRA Bond information and helpful links to relevant state and federal websites. Formal stimulus guidance, which provides instructions to state agencies on how to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the ARRA, is also posted.

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Funds Received Through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program -

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Broadband Opportunities Program would allow an upgrade to the state data network, providing robust, converged voice and data network access to state agencies and public safety offices across Alabama. As a result, underserved areas would gain access to faster bandwidth, greater reliability, improved web-based application experiences, stronger network security, voice over IP, video service applications and more.
Round 1 Application Denied

Round 2 Application Retracted
SFSF Government Services Allocation -

Finance Department Application

Section 14002(b) of the ARRA authorizes a State to use its Government Services funds for “public safety and other government services”, including assistance for elementary and secondary education and public IHEs. In addition, the State may use these funds for modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities and IHEs, including modernization, renovation, and repairs that are consistent with a recognized green-building rating system, subject to the requirements in the ARRA. The scope of allowable activities must be determined on the basis of State law, subject to applicable requirements in the ARRA and other Federal laws, including the limited restrictions in the ARRA on the uses of funds. A State should expend funds from its Government Services Fund allocation in a manner that will help create jobs, reduce unemployment, stabilize and improve the State’s economy, and avert the need to raise taxes. The Department also encourages Governors to use these funds in ways that support State and local educational reform initiatives, especially activities that will enable the State to make progress in the areas related to the four education reform assurances provided in the State’s application for Stabilization funding.
Awarded $1,510,903
Received $1,510,903
All Funds Expended to Date

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) are awarded by the Federal Department of Education directly to the Governor’s office in each state. The Governor of Alabama requested that the Finance Department serve as the grant management entity for these funds. The Finance Director determined that the Department’s Executive Budget Office would handle this responsibility for the Governor and manage the distribution of SFSF allocations to all sub-recipients Therefore, the Finance Department’s website will host State Fiscal Stabilization grant management information. Detailed data on SFSF expenditures for the local education associations (LEA) can be found on the State Department of Educations ARRA webpage. Detailed data on SFSF expenditures for institutions of higher education and state agencies can also be found on their respective ARRA webpage, for both the education and government services portion of SFSF. A full list of recipients of both the Education Stabilization and Government Services funds can be found on the updated SFSF Disbursement Spreadsheet found below. Links to the SFSF recipient websites are on the Executive Summary Report found at

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF)

Phase II Application (submitted December 24, 2009)
Phase II has been awarded to the State of Alabama July 2010.

The State Fiscal Stabilization Program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. ARRA will provide more than $48 billion to America’s governors to reduce the potential of additional funding reductions in state and local budgets for education and other essential government services.

For more detailed information regarding State Fiscal Stabilization Fund please visit State of Alabama Department of Education.
Awarded $729,041,407
Received $724,039,323
Funds Expended
Jobs Created

Education Job Funds were also awarded directly to the Governor’s Office of each state. These funds are treated by the state in a similar manner with regards to federal reporting and grant management requirements. As required by the Federal Department of Education, Education Jobs funds are only to be distributed to local education associations, a process that is managed by the State Department of Education. The Education Jobs fund information on this site reflects management data that is provided by the Executive Budget Office and the State Department of Education. Please see the Education Department’s ARRA website for a more detailed analysis of fund allocation.

Education Jobs Funds -

Education Jobs Funds Application
Education Jobs Funds Guidance

The Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs) program is a new Federal program that provides $10 billion in assistance to States to save or create education jobs for the 2010-2011 school year. Jobs funded under this program include those that provide educational and related services for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education.
Awarded $151,748,704

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