Two interesting sites to check out related to the stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama yesterday.

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First is Reed Construction Data. Click on the banner at the top promising access to more than 18,000 Federal stimulus projects. After a quick registration you can download by region of the country (Northeast, etc.). The list is sparse on detail.

The second is a site called Stimulus Watch, based on the U.S. Conference of Mayors report of “shovel-ready” projects in cities around the country. These are not actual stimulus projects, but shovel ready projects mayors would like to see funded. The site was set up to invite visitors to vote for projects they believe should be funded. A quick search for “lighting” yielded four pages of projects. You can visit to see what projects are at least on your city’s wish list, and vote for lighting.