What is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

On February 17, 2009, in the midst of the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Act invests significant funds toward the strategic recovery of our economy and the future success of our country in the 21st century.

What will the Act do?

The Act will save and create three to four million jobs, 90 percent of them in the private sector. It will provide much-needed capital to the renewable energy industry, and reduce health care costs by computerizing health records. It will weatherize 75 percent of federal building space and more than one million homes, and increase college affordability for seven million students. The Act will invest $150 billion in new road, bridge, and mass-transit infrastructure, and provide an $800 Making Work Pay tax credit for 129 million working households. The Act requires unprecedented levels of transparency, oversight, and accountability. Visit Recovery.gov to find more details about how, when, and where the funds will be spent.

What opportunities are available to me as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

Recovery-related jobs (http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/a9recoveryjobs.aspx
Find American Recovery and Reinvestment Act jobs through the official job site of the US federal government.
Career-planning resources (http://careeronestop.com/)
Use the tools sponsored by the US Department of Labor to help plan your career.
Federal government contracting opportunities (http://www.fbo.gov/index?cck=1&au=&ck=)
Discover the opportunities solicited by the entire ederal contracting community.
Federal grants (http://www.grants.gov/)
Use this site to find and apply for federal government grants.
Federal grants related to the Recovery Act (http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=?mode=CATSEARCH&fundActivity=RA)
Here you can find all the federal government grants made possible through the Recovery Act.
Government loans (http://www.govloans.gov/govloans_en.portal)
Research the loan programs made available to farmers, businesses, students, homebuyers, veterans, and those in need of disaster relief.
Government benefit and assistance programs (http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal)
Take the pre-screening questionnaire to find the government benefits and assistance programs for which you are eligible.
California economic recovery portal (http://www.recovery.ca.gov/)
Track the status of economic recovery in California, and observe your tax dollars at work, including the funding breakdown of stimulus funds and the amounts awarded to state and federal agencies.


Total ARRA Funds Awarded     $20,355,070,000

Total ARRA Funds Received  $7,601,190,000

To view specific projects, please click on the California Stimulus Map below.


California Stimulus Map