Alabama Department of Finance Federal Stimulus Information Center
Welcome to the Alabama
Department of Finance Federal
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 2 Application Retracted
SFSF Government Services Allocation -
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.
All Funds Expended to
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
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
State of Alabama
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.