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The Economic Recovery Act of 2009 - In the News

The Department of Homeland Security's major communications related to the Economic Recovery Act of 2009 are listed below.

News from the Department

July 20, 2010

June 2, 2010

March 5, 2010

February 17, 2010

February 3, 2010

October 1, 2009

September 23, 2009

September 10, 2009

September 9, 2009

  • DHS and GSA Participate in Joint Groundbreaking Ceremony for Consolidated DHS Headquarters
    Secretary Napolitano and General Services Administration (GSA) Acting Administrator Paul Prouty held a ceremonial groundbreaking to commence consolidation of a new DHS headquarters at the St. Elizabeths Campus. This project—partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)—will create direct employment opportunities for thousands of people in the Washington region while preserving a National Historic Landmark.

September 3, 2009

August 26, 2009

August 7, 2009

July 29, 2009

July 28, 2009

June 22, 2009

June 18, 2009

June 15, 2009

June 11, 2009

May 29, 2009

May 8, 2009

  • DHS Announces First ARRA Transportation Security Technologies Awards
    Secretary Janet Napolitano announced initial awards of $50 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for explosive detection systems and advanced technology X-ray units that will streamline baggage screening and enhance security capabilities at airports nationwide.

April 20, 2009

April 9, 2009

April 1, 2009

  • Secretary Napolitano Announces ARRA Funding for Southwest Border Ports of Entry
    Secretary Napolitano, visiting San Diego's Otay Mesa Port of Entry on the first leg of her three-day tour of California, Mexico and Texas, announced more than $20 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for Otay Mesa improvements and gave more details on how ARRA dollars will be spent along the U.S.-Mexico border.

March 27, 2009

  • Secretary Napolitano Rolls out DHS Efficiency Review Initiative
    Secretary Napolitano unveiled the DHS Efficiency Review initiative, a major program to improve efficiency and streamline decision-making through a series of agency-wide initiatives ranging from eliminating non-mission critical travel to acquiring enterprise licenses for commonly used software, which are collectively expected to lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in cost avoidance.

March 5, 2009

March 3, 2009

  • Economic Recovery Money Will Create Jobs While Making America Safer
    The Department of Homeland Security released some details of the projects being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, recently passed in both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The total amount going to the Department and to the General Services Administration in support of Department programs is $3.5 billion.

News from other sources

March 5, 2010

  • KCI In Line For Body Scanners (wibw.com)
    Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that Kansas City International Airport is among the first 11 airports which will install advanced imaging technology units, known as body scanners.
  • DHS Announces Advanced Imaging Technology Deployment (aviationnews.net)
    The first advanced imaging technology units funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) were deployed at Logan International Airport in Boston.
  • 11 airports get new body scanners (money.cnn.com)
    The Department of Homeland Security named the first 11 airports to receive full-body scanners paid for with stimulus funds, with most of them going to California and the Midwest.
  • DHS Rolls Out Airport Body Scanners (informationweek.com)
    Eleven airports are to be outfitted with advanced imaging technology units by the end of the summer, the Department of Homeland Security says.

October 8, 2009

  • Kansas City International Airport Again to Receive Federal Stimulus Dollars (airportbusiness.com)
    The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department has received notification that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will award Kansas City International Airport a $9.3 million grant funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for new and enhanced closed circuit television systems.

September 28, 2009

  • $380 million more in ARRA-funded DHS preparedness grants (gsnmagazine.com)
    Fire station construction and rehabilitation and port and transit security initiatives will be the beneficiaries of $380 million in additional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded DHS grants.

September 23, 2009

  • DHS Releases $150M In Recovery Act Funds For Port Security (aapa-ports.org)
    American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt Nagle noted that the stimulus grant funds will further enhance the ability of America's seaports to protect their critical infrastructure while creating jobs and stimulating the economy at a time when the nation needs it most.
  • Homeland Security Chief Brings Grant Money To Maryland (wbal.com)
    Secretary Napolitano and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced $6 million in new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants for fire station construction and port security initiatives in Maryland.

August 26, 2009

August 11, 2009

  • $42 Million More for Airport Explosives Detection (gsnmagazine.com)
    ARRA funding goes for the construction of new inline baggage handling systems -- designed to streamline passenger check-in and improve explosives detection capabilities -- at Sacramento International Airport, Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport.

June 24, 2009

June 23, 2009

  • OIA gets $15M for improved screening of bags (orlandosentinel.com)
    Orlando International Airport will receive $15 million to finish overhauling its checked-bag screening systems to make them quicker, more secure and simpler for passengers.

June 22, 2009

  • Orlando airport getting federal money for baggage system (tbo.com)
    Orlando International Airport will receive about $15 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for two new inline baggage handling systems, federal officials said.

June 19, 2009

  • Jackson Hole Airport Gains $6 Million in Recovery Act Funding (aviationnews.net)
    Secretary Napolitano announced approximately $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the construction of a new inline baggage handling system at Jackson Hole Airport.

June 16, 2009

  • Phila. airport gets money for new screening steps (philly.com/inquirer)
    Philadelphia International Airport received $26.6 million in federal economic-stimulus money yesterday for construction of two new baggage-screening and explosive-detection systems.

June 15, 2009

  • Philly airport getting $26M for baggage system (philly.com)
    Philadelphia International Airport is getting $26 million in federal stimulus money to upgrade its baggage security system.

June 12, 2009

  • San Francisco airport to get new $15M for baggage system (usatoday.com)
    San Francisco International Airport is getting $15 million in federal stimulus money for a new baggage handling system that officials say will speed up the check-in process and improve security.
  • Feds give SFO $15 million for security project (sfgate.com)
    San Francisco International Airport got first dibs on federal stimulus money aimed at airport safety Thursday when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano flew into town to announce that $15 million will go to build a new baggage system with advanced explosive-detection abilities.
  • SFO scores $15 million from stimulus (bizjournals.com)
    U.S. Homeland Security officials sent $15 million in federal stimulus cash to San Francisco International Airport to help pay for a more streamlined baggage handling system.

June 11, 2009

  • Napolitano flies in to deliver $15M check (sfexaminer.com)
    Secretary Napolitano stopped by to deliver a $15 million federal stimulus check that will pay for a high-tech baggage system for the soon-to-be-revived Terminal 2.
  • SFO To Get $15M In Stimulus Funds For Baggage Security System (ktvu.com)
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano took a tour of San Francisco International Airport Thursday before announcing stimulus funding for a new inline baggage handling system at one of the airport's terminals.

June 1, 2009

  • Stimulus Provides $500M in Disaster Preparedness Funds (globalsecuritynewswire.org)
    The U.S. economic stimulus package includes more than $500 million in new funding for counterterrorism programs and other disaster relief efforts, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

May 29, 2009

  • DHS issues guidance for fire station stimulus grants (firerescue1.com)
    Grants will be awarded to fire departments to build new or modify existing fire stations in order to "enhance response capabilities and protect communities from fire-related hazards."
  • Dodd encourages Connecticut fire departments to apply for new recovery grants (stamfordplus.com)
    Senator Chris Dodd encouraged Connecticut fire departments to apply for new Fire Fighter Assistance Grants made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Stimulus programs allocates $150 million each for port and transit security grants (gsnmagazine.com)DHS announced that it plans to distribute $150 million in port security grants, $150 million in transit security grants and $210 million in fire station construction grants, all of which will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), popularly known as President Obama's stimulus program.

May 9, 2009

  • Airport gets money to upgrade bomb detector (greatfallstribune.com)
    Great Falls International Airport will receive more than $386,000 to buy new security equipment thanks to the stimulus bill, U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester, both Montana Democrats, announced Friday.

April 10, 2009

  • [Congressman Charlie] Wilson on Money from ARRA (wsaz.com)
    Congressman Wilson announced that the Department of Homeland Security has posted that it is releasing funding to Ohio as specified by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 9, 2009

  • Catholic Charities USA Joins DHS Secretary Napolitano in Announcement of New Funds for Emergency Food and Shelter Program (charlotte.bizjournals.com)
    Catholic Charities USA announced that $100 million in more funding will be available this year for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

April 8, 2009

  • DHS Continues Planning for Recovery Act Spending (hstoday.us)
    The Department continues to draw up plans for spending about $3 billion in stimulus funds awarded to it under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

April 3, 2009

  • ARRA funding along the U.S.-Mexican border (gsnmagazine.com)
    The Department and the General Services Administration (GSA) are funneling more than $400 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to the Southwest border, including $269 million for port and other infrastructure projects in California and locations in the Southwest.
  • Napolitano wraps up border tour (mysanantonio.com)
    Secretary Napolitano visited the Southwest border and discussed using federal stimulus money for a more secure border.

March 19, 2009

March 16, 2009

  • Funding, Partnerships and Fire Administrator on Napolitano's Front Burner (govtech.com)
    Secretary Napolitano spoke to the International Association of Firefighters and noted the ARRA funds that are specifically destined for firefighter assistance grants.

March 5, 2009

  • DHS to use $1B in stimulus funds for baggage security systems (btnonline.com)
    The Department has secured $1 billion in funding through the stimulus bill for aviation security projects, including enhanced checked and carry-on baggage systems.

March 4, 2009

March 2, 2009

Last Published Date: March 21, 2017

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