The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. The $787 billion economic stimulus package provides: $355 billion for a variety of sectors, including health care, housing assistance, transportation, infrastructure, education, and energy-efficiency projects; $144 billion in state and local fiscal support; and $288 billion in personal and business tax credits. The Recovery Act provides unprecedented accountability and transparency provisions.
The County of San Diego is receiving and seeking Recovery Act funds for a variety of projects or programs that will help sustain or create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and improve the community in the following areas:
The County may receive direct allocations from federal agencies, seek competitive grants at the federal and/or state level, receive formula allocations or pass-through dollars from the state, or obtain indirect funds from regional organizations such as the San Diego Association of Governments.
The County of San Diego takes its responsibility to taxpayers seriously and is committed to tracking and reporting the progress of County economic stimulus-related activities to ensure transparency and accountability, as well as following all federal guidelines related to the Recovery Act.
The links below can provide you with additional economic stimulus information at the state and federal levels: