Author Archives: philarecoveryoffice Connecting People to a River Park

October 022, 2012 By Alfred Lubrano ( For years, it’s been one of those “only in Philly” kind of conundrums: You couldn’t easily get to the Schuylkill from the place known as Schuylkill River Park. Between the bright green oasis … Continue reading

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U.S. Mayor: Revised DATA Act Bill Still Needs Work to Minimize Unnecessary Burdens, Costs on Local Government

October 01, 2012 By Larry Jones ( Senators Mark Warner (VA) and RobPortman (OH) on September 21 introduced a revised version of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) of 2012. The purpose of the legislation is to improve transparency … Continue reading

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U.S. Mayor: 113 Mayors Sign Letter Recommending Improvements to Legislation Promoting Accountability, Transparency in Reporting on Federal Grants

September 17, 2012 By Larry Jones ( A broad bipartisan group of 113 mayors recommended in a September 11 letter a number of changes to improve the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) of 2012, H.R. 2147/S. 1222, legislation aimed at … Continue reading

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Technically Philly: KEYSPOT [VIDEO]

August 03, 2012 By Daniel Carvalho and Gabrielle Chepurny 100k hours of computer training to 10k Philadelphians in last year, planning for end of federal funding (Technically Philly) More than 70 computer training centers in Philadelphia have been given new … Continue reading

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City of Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Signs Executive Order Establishing Mayor’s Office of Grants

July 17, 2012 Mark McDonald, Press Secretary (City of Philadelphia) Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an executive order establishing the Mayor’s Office of Grants, which will increase the City’s capacity and capabilities to compete for federal, state and philanthropic grants as … Continue reading

Posted in News, Press Releases Nutter opens an office to seek federal grants for Philadelphia

July 16, 2012 By Troy Graham ( Mayor Nutter has created an Office of Grants in response to the nationwide competition for a shrinking pool of federal funds, increasingly doled out based for merit and innovation. The new office, established by … Continue reading

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Eighth and final Stimulus at Work released

Stimulus at Work is a quarterly report highlighting how and where Philadelphia’s Recovery Act dollars are being spent. The timing of this publication coincides with the information reported to Federal and State agencies at the conclusion of each quarter’s reporting … Continue reading

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