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Recovery Act Weblinks and Bibliography

Note: Items within categories are listed in order of general importance rather than alphabetically.

Key Online Resources

Federal Government

State Government Overviews

State and Local Government Associations

Other Non-Profits

Other

Bibliography

General Summaries of Recovery Act

Congressional Research Service summary on Thomas website

House Committee on Appropriations summary, February 13, 2009; online here.

House Ways and Means Committee summary, February 12, 2009; online here.

Senate Appropriations Committee summary, February 12, 2009; online here.

Council of State Governments, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: A Guide for State and Local Governments, February 2009; online here.

National Governors Association, State Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, March 10, 2009; online here.

Federal Funds Information for States ARRA resources.

Patton Boggs, No Small Change: The Stimulus Package and Its Impact, revised April 21, 2009; online here.

Patton Boggs, No Small Change Part II: Distribution of Federal Competitive, Discretionary, and Formula Funding, May 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: State-by-State Estimates of Key Provisions Affecting Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals, March 3, 2009; online here.

Center for American Progress, The Nationwide Allocation of Recovery Funding: An Interactive Map on the Final House-Senate Compromise, February 13, 2009; online here.

Congressional Budget Office, Estimated Macroeconomic Impacts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, March 2, 2009; online here.

National Conference of State Legislatures, Legislative Appropriations Authority and the America’s [sic] Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Program Listing, March 6, 2009; online here.

Pro Publica detailed list of spending provisions

Selected Summaries by State Tax & Budget Groups

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: What's In it for Arkansas Children and Families? April 2009; online here.

California Budget Project, What Does the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Mean for California? March 9, 2009; online here.

Connecticut Voices for Children, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, May 4, 2009; online here.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute, What the Economic Stimulus Package Can Do for the District, March 17, 2009; online here.

Kentucky Youth Advocates, Understanding the Federal Economic Stimulus Legislation and the Expected Impact on Kentucky, May 2009; online here.

Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Federal Stimulus in Massachusetts, March 20, 2009; online here.

Oklahoma Policy Institute, The Federal Stimulus Package: Funds Available to Oklahoma State and Local Governments, February 2009; online here.

Accountability, Effectiveness, Oversight and Transparency

Office of the Vice President, Annual Report to the President on Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 2010; online here.

Congressional Budget Office, Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output as of September 2009, November 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: One Year Later, States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Opportunities to Strengthen Accountability, March 2010; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Project Selection and Starts are Influenced by Certain Federal Requirements and Other Factors, February 2010; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: IRS Quickly Implemented Tax Provisions, but Reporting and Enforcement Improvements are Needed, February 2010; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability, GAO-10-231, December 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Planned Efforts and Challenges in Evaluating Compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Similar Provisions, November 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Recipient Reported Jobs Data Provide Some Insight into Use of Recovery Act Funding, but Data Quality and Reporting Issues Need Attention, November 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed, September 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Use of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses, July 2009; online here

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability is Essential, GAO-09-580, April 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability is Essential, Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, GAO-09-631T, April 23, 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO’s Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency for Science Funding, Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, GAO-09-453T, March 5, 2009; online here.

U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Initial Implementing Guidance for the ARRA, February 18, 2009; online here.

U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Updated Guidance Memorandum for Recovery Act, April 3, 2009; online here.

U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, June 22, 2009; online here.

U.S. Office of Management and Budget,Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, March 22, 2010; online here.

Office of the President, Memorandum on Responsible Spending Under the Recovery Act, March 20, 2009; online here.

Andrew Reamer and Rachel Blanchard, Report, Plan, and Public Access Requirements Specified by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Related OMB Guidance, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, June 19, 2009; online here.

Council of Economic Advisers, The Economic Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Third Quarterly Report, April 14, 2010; online here.

Council of Economic Advisers, Estimates of Job Creation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, May 2009; online here.

Council of Economic Advisers, The Economic Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: First Quarterly Report, September 10, 2009; online here.

Congressional Research Service, Economic Stimulus: Issues and Policies, March 20, 2009; online here.

Coalition for an Accountable Recovery, Comments on Interim Recovery.gov Reporting Architecture, March 5, 2009; online here.

Coalition for an Accountable Recovery, Comments on Updated OMB Guidance, April 17, 2009; online here.

Coalition for an Accountable Recovery, statement on third version of OMB guidance, June 24, 2009; online here.

Common Cause economic stimulus webpage

Good Jobs First, Show Us the Stimulus: An Evaluation of State Government Recovery Act Websites; online here.

Progressive States Network webpage on Transparency and Economic Recovery: What States are Required to Do and Why they Should Do It.

Progressive State Network overview of equity issues in ARRA spending.

Economic Policy Institute, The Recovery Package in Action, August 13, 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Stimulus Keeping 6 Million Americans Out of Poverty in 2009, Estimates Show, September 9, 2009; online here.

OMB Watch, Recovery Act Transparency: Implementation and Current Issues, September 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, The Administration's October 30 Data Release on Jobs Created by the Economic Recovery Law: What It Will Tell Us and What It Won't, October 28, 2009; online here.

Economic Policy Institute, How We Know the Recovery Package is Helping, October 29, 2009; online here.

Economic Policy Institute, Recovery.gov Recipient Reporting on Jobs: Problems and Recommendations, October 29, 2009; online here.

Kirwan Institute, ARRA and the Economic Crisis: One Year Later, February 2010; online here.

Inspector general reports:

U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General, Commerce Experience with Past Relief and Recovery Initiatives Provides Best Practices and Lessons Learned on How to Balance Expediency with Accountability, May 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General, NTIA Should Apply Lessons Learned from Public Safety Interoperable Communications Program to Ensure Sound Management and Timely Execution of $4.7 Billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, March 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General, The Department of Energy's Acquisition Workforce and its Impact on Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, March 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Department of Energy, Report OAS-RA-09-01, March 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Oversight Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation, Report Number: MH-2009-046, March 31, 2009; online here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Recommendation to Strengthen Management Integrity Processes Affecting Recovery Act Activities, Report No. 09-X-0145, April 27, 2009; online here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Open Audit Recommendations Affecting Recovery Act Activities, Report No. 09-X-0136, April 9, 2009; online here.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Congressional Research Service, Agriculture, Nutrition and Rural Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, February 23, 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Recovery Act webpage

Education

Congressional Research Service, Funding for Education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5), February 20, 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Education Recovery Act webpage

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Economic Recovery Package Gives 3.8 Million Low- and Moderate-Income Students—Thousands in Every State—Access to Higher-Education Tax Credit, February 26, 2009; online here.

Center on Law and Social Policy, Title I Early Education: Models for Using ARRA Funds, May 2009; online here.

Progressive States Network page on ARRA and early education

IDEA Money Watch

Energy

Congressional Research Service, Energy Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5), March 3, 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Energy Recovery Act webpage

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, hearing on Energy Department implementation of ARRA programs, March 4, 2010; online here.

Apollo Alliance Recovery Act Information Center

Apollo Alliance, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Jobs Created by the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
; online here.

Green for All and PolicyLink, Bringing Home the Green Recovery: A User’s Guide to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; online here.

ICLEI/Local Governments for Sustainability Recovery Act webpage

Sierra Club toolkit for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants; online here.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General, The Department of Energy's Acquisition Workforce and its Impact on Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, March 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Department of Energy, Report OAS-RA-09-01, March 2009; online here.

Center for Public Policy Priorities, It's Getting Hot in Here: Texas Weatherization Assistance Program Provides Relief to Low-Income Families and Creates Jobs for the New Economy, July 30, 2009; online here.

Environment (including water infrastructure)

Congressional Research Service, Water Infrastructure Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 17, 2009; online here.

Environmental Protection Agency Recovery Act webpage

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Recommendation to Strengthen Management Integrity Processes Affecting Recovery Act Activities, Report No. 09-X-0145, April 27, 2009; online here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Open Audit Recommendations Affecting Recovery Act Activities, Report No. 09-X-0136, April 9, 2009; online here.

Healthcare (including Medicaid, health insurance and health information technology)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Recovery Act webpage

Congressional Research Service, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, P.L. 111-5): Title V, Medicaid Provisions, March 17, 2009; obtained via LexisNexis Congressional Publications database.

Congressional Research Service, Health Insurance Premium Assistance for the Unemployed: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, March 6, 2009; obtained via LexisNexis Congressional Publications database.

Congressional Research Service, The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, February 23, 2009; online here.

Congressional Research Service, Selected Health Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 20, 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility is Protected for Jobless Families that Receive Boost in Unemployment Benefits, March 20, 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Estimated Temporary Funding Allocations Related to Section 5001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, GAO-09-364R, February 4, 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Estimated Adjusted Medicaid Funding Allocations Related to the proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, GAO-09-371R, February 5, 2009; online here.

California Healthcare Foundation, An Unprecedented Opportunity: Using Federal Stimulus to Advance Health IT in California, February 2009; online here.

Direct Care Alliance, Using Recovery Act Funds to Improve Direct Care Jobs and the Quality of Direct Care Services, March 2009; online here.

Progressive States Network page on resources for using ARRA to address health inequality

Progressive States Network page on ARRA and children's health insurance

Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recovery Act webpage

National Low Income Housing Coalition Recovery Act webpage

National Housing Trust Recovery Act webpage

Enterprise Community Partners Recovery Act webpage

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Community Development Highlights, March 6, 2009; online here.

Low-Income Support Programs (including TANF, child support, food stamps, etc.)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Recovery Act webpage

Center for Law and Social Policy, Preliminary Summary of Key Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Aimed at Improving the Lives of Low-Income Americans, February 13, 2009; online here.

Congressional Research Services, Human Services Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, February 23, 2009; obtained via LexisNexis Congressional Publications database.

Congressional Research Service, Agriculture, Nutrition and Rural Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, February 23, 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: State-by-State Estimates of Key Provisions Affecting Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals, March 3, 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Overview of the TANF Provisions in the Economic Recovery Act, February 25, 2009; online here.

Center for Law and Social Policy, How Much Restored Support Funding will Each State Receive Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? February 13, 2009; online here.

Center for Law and Social Policy, Questions and Answers about the TANF Emergency Fund, updated April 3, 2009; online here.

Center for Law and Social Policy, From Stimulus to System: Using the ARRA to Serve Disadvantaged Jobseekers, April 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility is Protected for Jobless Families that Receive Boost in Unemployment Benefits, March 20, 2009; online here.

Job Opportunities Task Force, The Facts on the Federal Recovery Act: The Impact on Low-Wage Marylanders, March 23, 2009; online here.

Science and Research

U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO’s Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency for Science Funding, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the House Committee on Science and Technology, GAO-09-515T, March 19, 2009; online here.

Small Business

Small Business Administration Recovery Act webpage

Congressional Research Service, Small Business Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 25, 2009; online here.

Government Accountability Office, Small Business Administration’s Implementation of Administrative Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, GAO-09-507R, April 16, 2009; online here.

Social Security and Disability

Social Security Administration webpage on Recovery Act provisions

Congressional Research Service, Social Security Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 13, 2009; online here.

Taxes and Bonds

U.S. Treasury Department, Treasury Analysis of Build America Bonds and Issuer Net Borrowing Costs, April 2010; online here.

Good Jobs New York, Bonds and the Recovery Act, January 2010; online here.

Center for Economic and Policy Research, The Tax Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, February 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Tax Aid in Recovery Package Would Reach Large Numbers of Workers in Every State, February 26, 2009; online here.

Citizens for Tax Justice, How President Obama Won the Battle Over the Economic Recovery Act, April 2009; online here.

Citizens for Tax Justice, The Six Worst Tax Cuts in the Senate Stimulus Bill, February 10, 2009; online here.

Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center,Tax Stimulus Report Card: Conference Bill, February 13, 2009; online here.

Telecommunications

National Telecommunications and Information Administration webpage on broadband grants

Rural Utilities Service webpage on broadband grants

Broadband USA is a federal portal for broadband grant applicants that includes a database of applications

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Agencies are Addressing Broadband Program Challenges, but Actions are Needed to Improve Implementation, November 2009; online here.

Congressional Research Service, Broadband Infrastructure Programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, March 20, 2009; earlier version (March 12) is online here.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, Audit Report: Rural Utilities Service Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program, March 2009; online here.

U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General, NTIA Should Apply Lessons Learned from Public Safety Interoperable Communications Program to Ensure Sound Management and Timely Execution of $4.7 Billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, March 2009; online here.

Progressive States Network page on broadband and economic recovery

Transportation

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements, testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, GAO-10-312T, December, 2009; online here.

Smart Growth America,The States and the Stimulus: Are They Using It to Create Jobs and 21st Century Transportation?, June 2009; online here.

Smart Growth America, Spending the Stimulus: How States Can Put Thousands Back to Work by Jump-Starting a 21st Century Transportation System, March 2009; online here.

PolicyLink and Transportation Equity Network, An Engine of Opportunity: A User’s Guide to Advocate for Transportation Equity in the 2009 Recovery Act; online here.

U.S. Department of Transportation Recovery Act webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Oversight Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation, Report Number: MH-2009-046, March 31, 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Initial Results on States' Use of and Accountability for Transportation Funds (testimony), April 29, 2009; online here.

American Public Transportation Association Recovery Age webpage

Unemployment Compensation and Workforce Development

U.S. Department of Labor Recovery Act webpage

Congressional Research Service, Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 27, 2009; online here.

Congressional Research Service, Health Insurance Premium Assistance for the Unemployed: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, March 6, 2009; obtained via LexisNexis Congressional Publications database.

Congressional Research Service, Funding for Workforce Development in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, February 19, 2009; online here.

National Employment Law Project, Federal Stimulus Funding Produces Unprecdented Wave of State Unemployment Insurance Reforms, June 16, 2009; online here.

National Employment Law Project, Testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on Unemployment Insurance and the Stimulus Bill, April 23, 2009; online here.

National Employment Law Project, Concise Guide to Assistance for Jobless Workers in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, March 2009; online here.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility is Protected for Jobless Families that Receive Boost in Unemployment Benefits, March 20, 2009; online here.

Progressive States Network page on ARRA and the unemployed

The Workforce Alliance Recovery Act page

Economic Policy Institute, Testimony on implementation of the unemployment insurance provisions in the Recovery Act before the House Ways and Means Committee, April 23, 2009; online here.

Policy Matters Ohio, Stimulus for Ohio: U.S. Unemployment Compensation Aid, July 2009; online here.

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Recovery Act: Officials' Views Vary on Impacts of Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Provision, February 2010; online here.