Hammond federal courthouse tapped for stimulus funds

2009-04-09T00:00:00Z Hammond federal courthouse tapped for stimulus fundsTimes staff nwitimes.com
April 09, 2009 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | The federal courthouse in Hammond has been picked to receive $1.86 million in economic recovery funds, U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., has announced.

In a written statement Wednesday, Bayh said the federal courthouse will be one of four Indiana federal buildings recommended to take in $163 million in recovery funds.

Bayh said the buildings recommended for funding by the U.S. General Services Administration include federal facilities in Indianapolis, the Maj. Gen. Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Lawrence and the Hammond courthouse.

"This recovery funding will benefit Hoosiers in three important ways: by creating up to 4,500 jobs right here in Indiana, supporting needed improvements to federal facilities where thousands of Hoosiers work and making our government buildings more energy efficient," Bayh said. - By Times Staff

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