The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It
was 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 was an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike
any since the Great Depression, and included 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.
The Recovery Act provided $200 million in funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to deploy an additional 10,316 AmeriCorps State & National and 4,430 AmeriCorps VISTA members, provide match relief to grantees running these programs, and to improve CNCS’ Information Technology infrastructure. These AmeriCorps members provided vital services to people facing unemployment, poverty, or other challenges by offering job counseling and placement services, providing foreclosure prevention and financial counseling, weatherizing homes, strengthening food banks, supporting health care and independent living services, and more.
- Final Report on the Corporation's Implementation of the Recovery Act (December 2010 - PDF)
This website details the Corporation's work towards implementing the Recovery Act; please select from the following to learn more: