American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in this guide. The purpose of this Act is to “jumpstart the economy” and “create or save millions of jobs.” Introduced as House Bill H.R. 1, it was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.

Text of House Bill H.R. 1

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Read the full text of the Act.

Government Sites of Funded Projects

Recovery.gov
It is the intent of President Obama to make the actions of the act as transparent as possible. In order to achieve this goal Recovery.gov has been created. It is on this site that the public will be able to see “how, when, and where your tax dollars are being spent.”

Transform Missouri Initiative
The purpose of this site is to solicit proposals for use of the Missouri share of the federal recovery money.

Kansas Recovery
The state of Kansas web page offering information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Opportunities for the Kansas City Region
Mid-America Regional Council has established this page of information about the opportunities and responsibilities of using federal stimulus funds. The topics covered are those considered important to MARC’s key constituent governments and do not include everything in the Act.

IRS Tax Implications of the Law

IRS Informatin Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

News Articles

The New York Times - Economic Stimulus
This is a collection of articles appearing in the New York Times regarding the economic stimulus efforts. The site is continually updated as new stories are written.

Wall Street Journal - Stimulus Package
Articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal regarding economic recovery action can be read at this site. As new articles are written, they are added to the site.

Wall Street Journal - "Getting to $787 Billion"
The dollar amount likely to be spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is aggregated by broad categories.

Potentially Funded Projects

MainStreet Economic Recovery Report
The United States Conference of Mayors has submitted this list of “shovel ready” projects to be considered for the Recovery Act.

Watchdog sites

Stimulus Watch
Potential individual projects are listed. The list can be searched by city, state, keyword, program type, most expensive, etc.

U.S. Budget Watch - Stimulus Watch
This interactive “Stimulus Watch” table provides a detailed description of government actions taken to deal with the recent financial and economic turmoil.