WPA: Obama's stimulus in Merced

A list of projects funded by the current administration's stimulus plan:

Resurfaced 16th and G Street in Merced

Gave $42 million to the county for road projects, including a new Highway 99 bridge over Black Rascal Creek

Gave the Merced County Office of Education $2.7 million to hire 60 new teachers for Early Head Start programs

Awarded grants for the hiring of police officers through the Community Oriented Policing Services program

Paid to keep teachers in schools who would have been laid off

Awarded grants for school facility upkeep and programs

Awarded the county money that prevented some layoffs

Awarded $2.25 billion to the California High Speed Rail Authority