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L.A. Has Scored $591 Million in Stimulus Funds So Far

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At a L.A. City Council committee meeting last Friday, city budget officials announced that Los Angeles has received around $591 million from 84 grants in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. That's out of 150 applications put forth so far, asking for a total of $1.5 billion in the three-year federal program. And applications aren't over yet. A low-income weatherization grant was submitted by LADWP last week and two more are expected to be turned in this week. Those two are both tech-related. One program would allow people without computer and internet access to checkout laptops for a couple weeks at a time and another would upgrade the city's website to become a customer service powerhouse and social network.