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updated 11/4/2009 11:19:11 AM ET 2009-11-04T16:19:11

Large parts of the $787 billion federal stimulus package to help the U.S. economy are being spent on entitlement programs such as unemployment benefits and Medicaid, but hundreds of billions will go toward contracts, grants and loans to restore infrastructure. Click on the map and categories below to track that spending down to the county level.

Data for the tracker, provided by Onvia, a company that tracks government contracting activity, differs from federal government data.

Where a single contract might trigger spending in several states or counties, the total is divided equally among those states or counties.

Note the location associated with a contract, grant or loan is based on the location of the contractor, not necessarily where the work is being performed.

Data: Stimulus tracker: Follow how the money is spent

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