UPDATE (8:00 a.m.): The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved $2,215 million in stimulus funding for states, counties, and cities in the first round of stimulus funding announced Friday.
The stimulus includes $200 million for counties and $150 million for states and localities, including $100 million for rural and rural-exposed areas, as well as $500 million for the Great Lakes region.
The money was provided through the Economic Recovery Act of 2009.
The stimulus also includes $500,000 to provide job training to youth, and $25 million to support technology, broadband, and infrastructure for underserved communities.
The funding is a fraction of what the administration has proposed in previous rounds of stimulus.
The first round was announced Thursday, with the second to follow next week.
The U.s. government spent $1.3 trillion in 2009 on stimulus, according to a report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which found the stimulus package contributed to $1 trillion in federal revenues.
The latest round of funds, announced Friday, will provide $2 billion for $3 billion in stimulus spending for states in the Southeast and the Midwest, as noted by the Associated Press.
The other $1 billion is for projects in the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest.
The $2-billion stimulus package will provide funding for $1,000 grants for each county, $1 million for each city, and an additional $300,000 for each state and local government.
The grants will be awarded to counties in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia.
The second round of funding includes $400 million for projects such as improving energy efficiency and promoting renewable energy, according the AP.
The money also includes grants to states for new technology and infrastructure, and grants to local governments for the development of green and sustainable infrastructure.
The administration announced Friday that the stimulus would be available to eligible states and counties for the second year, and the federal government would be able to make payments for states as soon as 2018.