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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

OPM Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)

The Recovery Act was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is 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 is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes 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.

Helpful Info

Information about existing hiring flexibilities which agencies can apply to Recovery Act initiatives can be found in our Federal Hiring Flexibilities Resource Center

Implementing the Recovery Act at OPM

Specifically, we will use Recovery Act funds to support government-wide agency efforts to develop and maintain a Federal workforce and leadership structure drawn from the diversity of this Nation.

OPM Recovery Act Plans and Reports

Recovery Act weekly financial reports can be found on our Reports web page.

Learn more about our programs

As OPM partners with agencies on their Recovery Act plans, we will publish relevant information about human resources programs on our Announcements web page.

How to Apply for Recovery Act Funds

People or entities that want to apply or bid for grants, contracts, loans or loan guarantees should visit central Federal Government funding Web sites: Grants.gov, FBO.gov

OPM Office of the Inspector General website

Contact OPM's Inspector General Hot Line to report fraud, waste or abuse and to access OIG reports.

Contact Us

Please send any questions or comments related to OPM's role with the Recovery Act to RecoveryAct@opm.gov.

Federal agencies must contact their Human Capital Officer for human resources guidance related to the Recovery Act.