Kansas University Center for Research received more than $42 million from Recovery Act money. Much of it is being used for research. But, $12 million will be used for the construction of a research building for the School of Engineering.
So far, the City of Lawrence received $8.4 million in stimulus money. The largest grant is the $3 million improvement project at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets, $2 million of which is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Lawrence Transit System received more than $2.9 million in Recovery Act money. More than $1.9 million will be used to replace buses.
Through the US Army Corps of Engineers, Clinton Lake received $4.2 million in Recovery Act money. The funds went toward improving roads, restrooms, picnic shelters and other recreational facilities. The money also went toward maintenance work, purchasing safety brochures and buying maintenance equipment.
Van Go Mobile Arts received a $50,000 grant, which will help cover the salaries of two art instructors and six contracted teaching artists.
Boys and Girls Club across the country were given a portion of the stimulus funding. In Lawrence, the Boys and Girls Club received $48,000 to support one full-time position and three part-time positions. Executive Director Janet Murphy said the funds prevented the nonprofit from having to cut back on hours and services at its main site.
The Lawrence Homeless Shelter received $78,800 through Recovery Act money, which will be used to help purchase property for a new homeless shelter site.
The Lawrence Arts Center was among the several area nonprofits that have received funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The arts center was given $33,000 to fund a position to oversee art exhibits and other programs.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center was able to replace a roof and put in new carpeting at its battered women's shelter thanks to a $34,000 grant from the Recovery Act.