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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 - (Recovery Act)


Overview of the Recovery Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

Implementing the Recovery Act

Recovery Act Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors: The Recovery Act provided $750,000,000 for a program of competitive grants for worker training and placement in high-growth and emerging industry sectors. Of the total, $500,000,000 was for research, labor exchange, and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. In awarding the remaining funds, priority was for projects that prepare workers for careers in the health care sector.

Grant solicitations funded in 2009 under the Recovery Act

Grant Fact Sheets