Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jump start our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put down a 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.
The $787 billion stimulus package provides for unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability and offers a unique opportunity to strengthen our local economy, create jobs, and fund a variety of local and regional projects.
The goal of creating this webpage is to keep the residents of Contra Costa Country informed about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) efforts in Contra Costa County. Here residents will be able to track the County’s efforts in securing stimulus funding for various projects that will improve the lives of our residents and stimulate the economy.