Monitoring the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in the 11 Western States
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Congress and President Obama designed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to preserve and create jobs, assist people in need, and stabilize state and local government budgets. The Act also directs federal investments towards projects that provide for longer-term economic benefits such as infrastructure and environmental protection. Between its passage in February 2009 and March 15, 2010, the federal government has awarded over $21.5 billion in ARRA-funded contracts and nearly $237 billion in ARRA-funded grants and agreements. During this time, the 11 western states have received approximately 20% of the total ARRA funds awarded.
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