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OJP's Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 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.

Link to OJP Recovery Act Fact Sheet Link to OJP Recovery Act Awards

Implementing the Recovery Act

On December 18, 2009, OMB issued updates to the guidance on reporting under Recovery Act Section 1512. See OMB's revised guidance on Reporting on Jobs Creation Estimates by Recipients on the OMB website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-08.pdf [PDF, 188K]. The update reflects important simplifications to the manner in which job estimates are calculated and reported.

For more guidance, please visit OJP's Recovery Act Recipient Reporting page.

Assistance Available through the Recovery Act and Administered by OJP:

Plans and Reports

The OJP funding listed above is in addition to $1 billion to hire new police officers and $225 million to combat violence against women. For more information on additional Department of Justice grant program opportunities please visit the COPS Office and the Office on Violence Against Women. To learn about the Department of Justice's implementation of the Recovery Act, please visit www.usdoj.gov/recovery.


On March 24, 2010, OJP in cooperation with OVW and COPS, hosted a webinar to provide the most up-to-date guidance on Recovery Act recipient reporting. View the Webinar.

Click here for more Recovery Act Announcements.

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