A Message from Mayor Tom Barrett
Dear Fellow Milwaukeeans,
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as “the federal stimulus,” is an unprecedented opportunity for the City of Milwaukee. This new law has injected millions and, in some cases, billions of dollars into existing federal programs to jump start our economy and create and save jobs. ARRA requires that these extra funds be spent quickly, in order to generate economic activity.
A portion of the spending authorized by ARRA is passed along to State and local governments. This web site explains how City of Milwaukee government is working to access and spend ARRA funding. As this process moves forward, I will work to ensure that the money be spent wisely and transparently on job creation in order to put Milwaukeeans to work as quickly as possible.
This site will be updated to provide more details about how funds are being spent by City government as stimulus funds are awarded and spending plans are developed and implemented.To stay abreast of ARRA developments at the state and federal levels, I encourage you to visit:
I hope your visit to the website is informative and enjoyable.