Task force formed to control ARRA funding - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Task force formed to control ARRA funding

Posted: Updated:

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - An American Reinvestment and Recovery Act task force that was created by the Calvo Administration has been meeting regularly to ensure that GovGuam doesn't lose out on millions in federal funds. Governor's chief of staff Frank Arriola heads the task force and says the group has been coming up with timelines to encumber and liquidate all ARRA funding before the respective deadlines.

The task force has been following the progress of the $19 million awarded to the Guam Energy Office and Arriola says $8 million has already been obligated to retrofit public buildings with energy efficiency technologies while another $7 million will be obligated to GPA to implement such retrofitting before the end of the month.

Arriola says they continue to work with the Attorney General's Office on ARRA procurement matters to complete the process as quickly and responsibly as possible.  An ARRA-funded special assistant AG will begin working next week with agencies and the administration on all ARRA matters. 

The task force will meet again next week to get more updates and work on spending initiatives like federal highway funding and the proceeds from the Hotel Occupancy Tax Bond.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Check out KUAM's voter precinct for cool info about voting in your village

    Check out KUAM's voter precinct for cool info about voting in your village

    We have all you need to help you need to make it to polls this Primary election Saturday. Just check out KUAM's voter precinct map. It allows you to click and browse the voting sites in your village. We also have several voting tips to make sure your expeMore >>
    We have all you need to help you need to make it to polls this Primary election Saturday. Just check out KUAM's voter precinct map. It allows you to click and browse the voting sites in your village. We also have several voting tips to make sure your expeMore >>
  • Feds kick-in funding to combat invasive species

    Feds kick-in funding to combat invasive species

    The U.S. Department of Interior announces a $1.5 million grant to tackle invasive species. Guam will receive $200,000 to eradicate and manage the little fire ant infestation in Santa Rita. According to DOI, 15 percent or 70 acres of the Coral ConservationMore >>
    The U.S. Department of Interior announces a $1.5 million grant to tackle invasive species. Guam will receive $200,000 to eradicate and manage the little fire ant infestation in Santa Rita. According to DOI, 15 percent or 70 acres of the Coral ConservationMore >>
  • DOE promises to fix-up Agat elementary school

    DOE promises to fix-up Agat elementary school

    It's not the only public school in need of fixing, but DOE officials are promising to fix-up Marcial Sablan Elementary School in Agat. This comes after Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo announces Guam DOE received a federal grant for $750,000. The grant spMore >>
    It's not the only public school in need of fixing, but DOE officials are promising to fix-up Marcial Sablan Elementary School in Agat. This comes after Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo announces Guam DOE received a federal grant for $750,000. The grant spMore >>
Powered by Frankly