The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has released its list of about 1,000 projects, totaling nearly $1.3 billion, that it plans to carry out using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The vast majority of the projects on VA's list, dated April 2 and 3, are small, with many of them pegged at less than $1 million each. Under the economic-stimulus statute, the VA funds are available until Sept. 30, 2010. The projects are in three categories, the largest of which is $1.086 billion for 965 "non-recurring maintenance" and energy-related projects at VA facilities around the country. Energy-related projects,
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