Local Benefit in the West from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
KeywordsWest (U.S.) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
United States. American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
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Congress and President Obama designed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to preserve
and create jobs, assist people in need, stabilize state and local government budgets, and invest in
infrastructure and environmental protection that would provide long-term economic benefits. During FY
2009, the federal government awarded over $15 billion in ARRA-funded contracts and nearly $200 billion in
ARRA-funded grants and agreements. The 11 western states received approximately 10% of the total ARRA
funds awarded in FY 2009.
This briefing paper was made possible by funding from Ford Foundation and Compton Foundation.