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More Information: Education Department: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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

Fact Sheets

Legislation

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Excerpts Related to Programs Administered by ED
    Stabilization Fund download files PDF (125K)
    Other ED Programs download files MS Word (48K) | PDF (112K)

Video

Recovery Act's Impact

How is stimulus funding helping schools? This video looks at Clark County, NV, and Memphis, TN, two of the thousands of school districts where Recovery Act funding is making a real difference.

Arne Duncan on the Recovery Act

Secretary Arne Duncan talks about how the Recovery Act is helping to save teacher jobs, encouraging schools to raise standards, and offering incentives for innovation through the "Race to the Top" fund.
Link to play video

Vernonia, Oregon

Here's an example of a community whose schools and economy could be revitalized by the Recovery Act.
Link to play Vernonia School District video

Secretary Arne Duncan's Statement

Secretary Duncan talks about the importance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Link to play video of Duncan's statement

 
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