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Federal stimulus dollars: Who got what in Orange County

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UNC received more than 78 percent of Orange County’s federal stimulus money—$92 million of the total $117.9 million, according to Indy analysis of data released today by ProPublica, an investigative journalism nonprofit organization based in New York city.

The total county funding equals $932 per resident.

To see the full list, click on the ProPublica link.

Most of UNC’s stimulus grants, contracts and loans came through the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

NIH money went to research on salivary gland disease, autism behaviors, melanoma, Alzheimer’s, opiate addiction, genetic disorders and HIV. The Department of Energy funded further study of solar fuels, and the NSF awarded money to analyze the development of African American English and its Role in School Achievement.

Other recipients include

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Head Start program: $190,000

Chapel Hill energy efficiency initiatives: $50,000

Capital funding for Chapel Hill public housing: $732,000

Orange County Sheriff's Department justice assistance grants: $238,000

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