The White House is doing all it can to make sure local media knows how the newly-signed stimulus package is benefiting their states. A new release from them says that the president informed governors this morning that states will be able to access the first two quarters of FMAP funding, which is the federal match for Medicaid, starting on Wednesday.
Connecticut can expect $274 million in FMAP funds from the bill. You can take a look at a chart comparing FMAP grants to states here.
The president spoke with governors at the winter meeting of the National Governors’ Association. Missing from the event was Gov. Rell, who is awaiting the birth of a grandchild.
Dodd Sends Stimulus Resource Guide to Towns
Sen. Dodd today sent out a resource guide for towns outlining various stimulus programs and what towns can do to benefit from the plan. According to the release:
The packet provides Connecticut town officials with valuable information on many federal programs and funding opportunities available to individuals, communities and businesses in Connecticut as a result of the recently-passed economic recovery package. The guide also provides the contact information for important state and federal agencies to obtain additional detailed information.
You can see the guide here (PDF).