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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Ending Veteran Homelessness

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

Visit the web site - leave the VA web siteThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 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.

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

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides the Department of Veterans Affairs funding of $1,408,200,000 to improve its medical facilities and national cemeteries, provide grants to assist States in acquiring or constructing State nursing home and domiciliary facilities and to remodel, modify, or alter existing facilities in order to furnish care to Veterans, to hire and train temporary claims processors, to pursue needed information technology systems initiatives, to administer one-time payments of $250 to eligible Veterans and their survivors or dependents, and to oversee and audit programs, grants, and projects funded under ARRA. The ARRA also provides for an additional, estimated $700 million for the one-time $250 economic recovery payments. Read more on each Recovery program.

Agency Plans and Reports

Review Department of Veterans Affairs' plans and reports related to the Recovery Act, including agency and program specific reports required by the Recovery Act.

UPDATE: Expenditure Plans Now Available 

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Learn more about the Department of Veterans Affairs' program plans and other activities related to the Recovery Act.

UPDATE: Federal Recipient Reporting Guidance 

UPDATE: Press Releases 


View the page describing The Recovery Act*, or view the full bill.* Link to VA Viewer Software page

Transparency & Reporting

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In putting Americans back to work through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Department of Veterans Affairs has been allocated $1.4 billion. That money is set to target programs across the country which are of most interest to Veterans. To learn about the specific VA projects that money is funding, check out our new interactive map. More information

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be using the web for transparency and reporting that is required for compliance with the Recovery Act.

Recovery Act Related RSS Feeds

View or subscribe to Department of Veterans Affairs RSS feeds for Major Communications, Formula Block Grant Reports, and Weekly Update Reports.

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RSS icon Funding Notification Reports RSS Feed

RSS icon Weekly Update Reports RSS Feed

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*Note: Links above will cause you to leave the Department of Veterans Affairs web site.