The City of Grand Rapids has a new web page online to track how Grand Rapids is spending its share of the federal stimulus money. According to the site, the City is committed “to ensuring transparency and accountability and to making sure that every dollar received by the City is spent on strategic projects that will enhance the quality of life in the City.”
Thus far, the money has been allocated in the following way:
The web page also contains information about how the money in each area will be spent, although relatively little has been disclosed at this point.
More Stimulus Resources
For those wanting more information on how the stimulus funds are being spent as a whole, there are a few websites worth consulting.
The Michigan Recovery & Reinvestment Plan site details projects across the state and contains announcements of new projects.
Recovery.gov–operated by the federal government and receiving considerable hype initially–aims to bring some transparency to the process. For example, it has a page highlighting spending in Michigan, but it contains relatively few details.
The excellent news organization ProPublica also has extensive coverage of the stimulus, with a focus on transparency and where the money is going. Aside from special reports, it also maintains a regularly updated blog on the subject.