While Gloucester and Mathews public schools were the major local beneficiaries of funding under the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, other government and private entities received significant sums, as well from the federal stimulus program.
Bay Aging, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and a Gloucester contractor each received several million dollars in funding for various projects, while the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board and two other local contractors received some support, as well.
Bay Aging, an Urbanna-based non-profit corporation that provides services to seniors and adults with disabilities on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, was awarded a total of $5.3 million in several grants.
Kathy Vesley-Massey, Bay Aging’s president and chief executive officer, said the funds have helped out with several programs over a three-year period, and that there’s still some funding available for the biggest program—weathe...
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