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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Overview of the Recovery Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 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. Show less

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort... Show more

On March 20, 2009, the President issued a memo outlining requirements that executive department and agency employees must follow regarding communications with federally registered lobbyists about Recovery Act funds. The memo requires that such communications be documented [MSWord, 33K] and that the documents be posted on the department's Recovery Act website. The purpose of this page is to comply with those requirements. For additional information, please see Section 3 of the memo, "Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds."

  • May 18, 2010: The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council sent the Department a letter about the second Race to the Top grant application for Massachusetts. Download files PDF (20K)

  • March 5, 2010: The Department received an email from a representative from the Foundation Center recommending a change to the due date of RTT Phase 2 applications. Download files MSWord (41K)

  • February 3, 2010: META, Inc. sent the Department a letter about the Race to the Top grant application for Massachusetts. Download files PDF (62K)

  • January 12, 2010: Representative from the Boys and Girls Club spoke with the ED employees regarding the timeline and eligibility criteria for Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) and the final requirements for the School Improvement Grants (SIG), both part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Download files MSWord (47K)

  • January 8, 2010: The Department received an e-mail message indicating that a State advised school districts not to use stimulus funds to build seclusion rooms. Download files MSWord (37K)

  • January 5, 2010: The Department received an e-mail message expressing concern that a school district planned to use stimulus funds to build a seclusion room. Download files MSWord (29K)

  • December 10, 2009: The Department held the second of two Technical Assistance Planning Workshops for States interested in applying for Race to the Top. Download files MSWord (35K)

  • October 5, 2009: ED is considering 3,698 comments from 1,161 commenters related to the Race to the Top Fund notice of proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria. Some of these comments may have been submitted by registered lobbyists. Download files MSWord (33K)

  • September 25, 2009: ED Staff met with with senior leadership of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals regarding the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) criteria, as published in the August 27, 2009, Federal Register. Download files MSWord (16K)

  • September 17, 2009: ED staff met with a Good Shepherd Services' executive to discuss their work with New York City Schools on multiple pathways and dropout recovery. Download files MSWord (16K)

  • August 3, 2009: ED staff discussed know how many applications were submitted for the past TIF competitions and if continued funding was dependent on Congressional funding. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • July 30, 2009: ED staff discussed the work of the Our Piece of the Pie Organization and in general terms the School Improvement Grants. Download files MSWord (16K)

  • July 14, 2009: ED staff discussed the potential for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to apply for the Invest in What Works Innovations grants. Download files MSWord (16K)

  • July 7, 2009: ED staff discussed literacy and standards/assessments. Download files MSWord (28K)

  • June 23, 2009: ED staff discussed with the Billings, Montana Department of Education Board Jack Copps, the Secretary's priorities and uses of ARRA funds. Download files MSWord (16K)

  • June 23, 2009: ED staff discussed with the two Orange County Department of Education Board members, Liz Parker and Dr. Jack Bedell, the Secretary's priorities and uses of ARRA funds. Download files MSWord (16K)

  • June 21, 2009: ED staff discussed how to better meet the needs of dropouts and disconnected youth. Download files MSWord (64K)

  • June 8, 2009: ED staff briefed state and division leaders of the Children and Youth Action Network. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • June 3, 2009: ED staff discussed online learning programs and Race to the Top. Download files MSWord (36K)

  • May 21, 2009: ED staff discussed Maintenance of Effort policy with regard to the Recovery Act's impact on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Download files MSWord (24K)

  • May 15, 2009: ED staff provided an overview of the Recovery Act in in relation to other ED programs, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • May 14, 2009: ED staff discussed expected employment outcomes for VR consumers as a result of ARRA funding for the Vocational Rehabilitation program. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • May 12, 2009: ED staff participated in a discussion on metrics for professional development for teachers. Download files MSWord (28K)

  • May 4, 2009: ED staff provided an overview of the Recovery Act in relation to special education programs. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • April 30, 2009: ED staff discussed the Maintenance of Effort policy. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • April 23, 2009: ED staff discussed the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Download files MSWord (36K)

  • March 27, 2009: The Secretary and ED staff met with representatives from the Campaign on High School Equity and provided an overview of the Recovery Act, Race to the Top, and metrics for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Download files MSWord (32K)

  • March 27, 2009: ED staff provided an overview of the Recovery Act in relation to special education programs. Download files MSWord (36K)

  • March 25, 2009: ED staff met with representative from 21st Century Skills Group and provided an overview of the Recovery Act and Race to the Top. Download files MSWord (32K)


 
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