Ask an Expert: Stimulus plan has plenty for small business

• $6.4 billion for environmental cleanup• $6 billion for sewer, and drinking water systems • $40 billion to for development of clean, efficient, "American" energy• $6 billion for repair of federal buildings using green technology• $613 million for energy efficiency upgrades and construction of alternative energy projects, including wind and solar

So, yes, there is plenty in there for us too.

Today's tip: And finally, I am happy to note that there is also almost $1 billion in loans "to stimulate lending to small businesses." Yes!

Ask an Expert appears Mondays. You can e-mail Steve Strauss at: sstrauss@mrallbiz.com.And you can click here to see previous columns. Steven D. Strauss is a lawyer, author and speaker who specializes in small business and entrepreneurship. His latest book is The Small Business Bible. You can sign up for his free newsletter, "Small Business Success Secrets!" at his website —www.mrallbiz.com.

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