Local Benefit in the West from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
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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, stabilize state and local government budgets, and invest in infrastructure and environmental protection that would provide long-term economic benefits. During FY 2009, the federal government awarded over $15 billion in ARRA-funded contracts and nearly $200 billion in ARRA-funded grants and agreements. The 11 western states received approximately 10% of the total ARRA funds awarded in FY 2009.
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