For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Contact: Kurt Larrick 703-228-1775 (voice) 703-228-4611(TTY)
Arlington, VA --- Arlington County has been notified of $200,000 in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide services to infants and toddlers with a developmental delay or disability. The ARRA funds will support early intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and educational services.
“It is important that we quickly identify needs and provide services for children who have a developmental delay or who exhibit atypical development,” said Arlington County Board Chairman Barbara Favola. “This funding will provide needed support to children who have special needs and will help families work with their children to help them develop to their maximum potential.”
Funds will go toward:
The ARRA funds were awarded to the County’s Parent-Infant Education (PIE) Program, which is part of the Department of Human services. Arlington received $201,552 in the allocation.
Arlington County has been notified of $19.5 million of federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that will benefit projects in Arlington. The amount includes funding for infrastructure, transportation, environmental sustainability, law enforcement and Arlington’s social safety net.
Of the $19.5 million, $9.2 million will come to Arlington from federal formula-based funding to support Arlington programs. Arlington will also benefit from $10.3 million going to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for a long overdue interchange project in Arlington.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.