City officials just finished a broad review of what impact the federal stimulus package has had so far on Philadelphia.
Two main points:
First, about $931 million is expected to be allocated to a combination of government agencies, including the city, SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the Philadelphia Housing Authority and PennDOT. The city itself is anticipated to receive $353 million of that sum. This doesn't include other funds that the federal government has not yet made available that the region may beneift from later on.
Second, the actual amount of money currently on hand for the city to spend is $13.3 million. And almost all of it has been obligated, including $6 million to maintain 52 court-related positions, and $7 million to to provide job training for adults and teens. As soon as the cash comes in, the city is trying to get it out.