The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as the stimulus package, was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It will provide more than $787 billion in spending and tax cuts intended to help stimulate the national economy. ARRA includes new or expanded government grant programs to provide funding to communities or individuals affected by the recession.
To find nonprofit funding provided by this Act, you should also visit Grants.gov. You should also contact your state nonprofit association or state and Congressional representatives for more information on local stimulus funding.
In order to provide full accountability and transparency for the distribution of stimulus funds, the Federal government has created Recovery.gov, where you can:
- Read the full text of the Act
- View a timeline of administrative deadlines
- Find news and updates on funding opportunities from federal agencies
- Find recovery web sites by state or agency
The National Council of Nonprofits has an ongoing series of special reports on the economic stimulus and recovery, which address topics such as: Nonprofit Grant Opportunities Selected resources below may also be helpful.
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