The American Recovery and Reinvestement Act
Stimulating Garland’s Economy
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA” or “Recovery Act”) was signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama. It is intended to jumpstart the economy as the nation tries to recover from a global economic downturn. The Federal government has made money available to states, cities, non-profits and other agencies and organizations. Funding has come through many different processes and for a wide variety of goals and priorities.
What it means for Garland
Because the effects of the downturn are being felt locally, the City of Garland pursued various funding opportunities made possible through ARRA The City of Garland and other local agencies plays an important role in creating jobs and new economic opportunity through ARRA by contracting for construction and consulting activities, purchasing goods and services and hiring full-time or temporary employees. As a result of the Recovery Act, the community has received over $22 million for projects. View the revised list of awarded grants benefiting Garland.
Track Our Progress
The City shares the Federal government’s commitment to accountability and transparency for this process of reinvigorating Garland’s economy. Each quarter the City reports on the progress of putting to work ARRA funds for each awarded grant. Click here to view a snapshot of our progress. Read more information on ARRA impact at the National and State level.
Please Stay Informed
The City of Garland encourages you to become informed about the city’s recovery efforts. Please refer to this website for updates.
Helpful links on the City of Garland ARRA Initiatives
Helpful links on ARRA/ the Recovery Act