OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 (RECOVERY ACT)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 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.
ACCELERATION OF ARRA EXPENDITURES
NSF Notice of Intent to Limit Expenditure Period for Cooperative Agreements Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Ensure Project Completion by September 30, 2013
NSF Notice of Intent to Revise American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Award General Terms and Conditions to Ensure Project Completion by September 30, 2013
OMB Memo M-11-34 - Accelerating Spending of Remaining Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Discretionary Grant Programs
ACCELERATION-SPECIFIC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
- FAQs for Closeout of ARRA Awards (Posted August 15, 2013)
- ARRA Acceleration FAQs for NSF Principal Investigators with awards funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Updated August 15, 2013)
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Recipient Reporting FAQs (Updated March 10, 2014)
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
ARRA Terms and Conditions
- ARRA Terms & Conditions
- ARRA Individual Fellowship Terms and Conditions
- NSF Notice of Intent to Revise American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Award General Terms and Conditions to Ensure Project Completion by September 30, 2013
- NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide - proposal and submission guidelines, as well as information used to guide, manage, and monitor the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.
- Research spending and results: Research.gov
- For civil rights obligations applicable to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), please see Department of Justice guidance.
- Contracting opportunities: FedBizOpps
The NSF website provides a comprehensive source of information on NSF Directorates (including contact information), programs and funding opportunities.
MOST RECENT AGENCY PROGAM PLANS AND REPORTS
This section includes weekly financial and activity reports as well as major activities related to the Recovery Act. The "Weekly Update" tab includes a listing of total obligations for each Treasury Account. The "Major Activities" tab lists the major actions taken to date and major planned actions of likely interest to senior government officials, Congress, and the public.
Most Recent Financial & Activity Reports
December 11, 2013 - Report for the Month of November 2013
November 25, 2013 - Report for the Month of October 2013 (Excel, 2.4M)
October 23, 2013 - Report for the Month of September 2013 (Excel, 2.4M)
October 23, 2013 - Report for the Month of August 2013 (Excel, 2.4M)
August 2, 2013 - Report for the Month of July 2013 (Excel, 2.4M)
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View All Agency Program Plans & Reports
The following programs were specifically funded by the Recovery Act.
Science Master's Program (SMP)
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Inter-Campus and Intra-Campus Cyber Connectivity (RII C2)
Academic Research Infrastructure - Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R2)
Major Research Instrumentation--Recovery and Reinvestment (MRI-R2)