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Specific Orange County Government Recovery projects are categorized under the following programs:

Transportation Programs

Orange County transportation projects funded through Recovery monies include roadway resurfacing, bridge maintenance and interchange construction projects. View transportation project information now.

Social Services

Using social services Recovery grants, Orange County will provide assistance for low-income households in order to promote self-sufficiency. Projects supporting new health center sites, Head Start, children care and foster care initiatives, and victim compensation projects fall under the social services program category. View social services project information now.


Federal stimulus funding under the 2009 Recovery Act for housing and community development is aimed at stabilizing neighborhoods and assisting families and individuals impacted by the current economic crisis. Programs include the Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) for infrastructure and energy efficiency improvements in low income neighborhoods; and the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) to assist eligible Orange County residents who are at risk of homelessness or who have recently become homeless due to a sudden loss of income. In addition, Orange County received funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed and abandoned properties in neighborhoods impacted by high foreclosure rates. NSP also provides financial incentives to purchase foreclosed homes to eligible homebuyers. View housing project information now.

Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives projects include the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) which aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions in our community. Green projects also support reducing our dependence on fossil fuels in the sectors of transportation, and building, clean diesel projects, brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup of leaking underground storage tanks. View green initiative project information now.

Public Safety

Public Safety projects are geared toward the prevention and prosecution of crime, improvement in the capacity of local justice systems, fire station modification and upgrade, and reduction of domestic violence. View public safety project information now.


Other projects could include clean water projects, census projects, and library system projects.