American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Understanding H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

On February 17, 2009, the President signed H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law (Public Law No: 111-5).  This legislation is one of many critical, federal responses to a severe, economic crisis.  This webpage is intended to provide constituents with the most frequent updates about ARRA and its implementation. 

On March 11, 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that every state in the country has higher over-the-month unemployment rates than this time last year.  While the national unemployment rate increased to 7.6 percent in January, the Georgia’s estimate unemployment is 8.6 percent.  On February 17, 2009, the White House  released a preliminary estimate that this legislation will create or save 7,900 in the 5th Congressional District of Georgia.

Three House Committees led Congress in developing this legislation:

Federal funding included in ARRA is primarily in the form of formula or block grants to state governments.  These grants are structured in direct disbursement of funds based on specific guidelines.  For information on formula and block grants, please visit the administration and Georgia State government’s websites.

The legislation also includes some discretionary grants that are awarded on a competitive application process.  In these cases, the respective federal agency makes an announcement through Grants.gov  (and in certain cases the Federal Register ) detailing the application process.  The respective federal agency then reviews applications and awards grants based on the merits of the request and its compliance with grant guidelines.

State of Georgia's ARRA Website .

Federal Government’s ARRA Website: www.recovery.gov  (White House)

Federal assistance under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) includes grants-in-aid to state and local governments. Agency Recovery Sites  links to information about federal agency and department programs. State Recover Sites  cover state projects and state contacts for grants programs. The United States Conference of Mayors Main Street Economic Recovery  website gives State Breakdown of ARRA  and Key Program Summaries . The National Conference of State Legislatures webpage Economic Stimulus 2009  provides Resources on Components in the Stimulus Package .

The Administration will announce ARRA discretionary and competitive grant announcements on www.grants.gov:  

Search these announcements here:  www.grants.gov .

List of federal agency’s recovery web pages:

State of Georgia’s  ARRA Allocations

ROADS, BRIDGES, TRANSIT AND WATERWAYS

Highway Infrastructure Investment

$931,585,680


Transit Capital

$143,572,747


Clean Water State Revolving Fund

$67,461,598


Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

$56,200,000


Worker and Unemployment Assistance


WIA Training and Employment Services

$86,173,826


UI Benefits Extension

$927,507,457


UI Increased Benefits

$248,714,555


Temporary Assistance for States with Advances

$15,842,389


UI Modernization Act

$91,930,050


COMMUNITY, FAMILY, AND HOUSING PROGRAMS


Neighborhood Stabilization Program

$78,080,332


HOME Investments Partnership Program

$54,641,704


Public Housing Capital Funds

$109,850,783


Emergency Shelter Grants

$34,372,828


Community Development Block Grants

$22,849,234


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)

$676,600,000

 


Child Support Enforcement

$43,200,000


Seniors, Disabled Vets & SSI

$383,329,750


Community Services Block Grant

$5,379,674


EDUCATION


Title I Grants

$441,296,822


IDEA, Part B State Grants

$351,714,219


Child Care Development Block Grant

$82,847,052


Head Start

$19,766,601


Pell Grants

$543,374,565


CLEAN, EFFICIENT, AMERICAN ENERGY JOB CREATION

Weatherization Assistance Program

$130,055,864


State Energy Program

$82,340,000


Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

$89,193,277


PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS AND VITAL SERVICES


State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

$1,590,253,954


Medicaid (Federal Medical Assistance Percentages)

$2,315,898,168


Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)

$58,857,171


TAX CUTS AND BENEFITS


Making Work Pay

$3,650,178,866


EITC Increase

$189,666,546


Child Tax Credit

$694,036,401


Recovery Zone Bonds

$225,111,658


AMT

$1,615,406,546


GEORGIA TOTAL

$16,057,290,316