The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated ARRA (Pub .L. 111-5), is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009. The Act of Congress was based largely on proposals made by President Barack Obama and was intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of the economic downturn. The measures are nominally worth $787 billion. The Act includes federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployment benefits and other social welfare provisions, and domestic spending in education, health care, and infrastructure, including the energy sector. The Act also includes numerous non-economic recovery related items that were either part of longer-term plans (i.e. a study of the effectiveness of medical treatments) or desired by Congress (i.e. a limitation on executive compensation in federally aided banks added by Senator Dodd and Representative Frank). The government action is much larger than the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, which consisted primarily of tax rebate checks.
Block Grant - Recovery
CDBG-R, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, prioritizes infrastructure improvements activities that can be implemented expeditiously, for the purpose of creating suitable living environments, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. The following . . . learn more.
Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing
The County plans to use HPRP funds for rental assistance with supportive case management to assist homeless or near homeless families and individuals who are not eligible under current programs. This program will work toward meeting housing affordability and supply goals and objectives set forth by the Consolidated Plan. The proposed utility assistance project which . . . learn more.
Justice Assistance Grant
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”). As one of its many elements, the Recovery Act provided the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with funding for grants to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement (including support for hiring), to combat violence against women, to fight internet crimes against children, to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims of crime, and to support youth mentoring. DOJ is committed to working with our national, state, local, and tribal partners to ensure this funding invests in the American workforce . . . learn more.
Weatherization Assistance Program
This program is designed to reduce heating and cooling costs for low-income persons, with priority given to high-energy users, the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children; by improving the energy efficiency of the home . . . learn more.