Editor’s Note: Due to a technological glitch, authorship of this post is attributed to Jason Sowards.  Meg Martin is the author of this post.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law on February 17, 2009. On the same day, the Obama administration launched a website titled This website is designed to assist in the Obama Administration’s goals of accountability and transparency. This website is also the main vehicle to provide citizens with the ability to monitor the progress of the recovery.

While on this site, you may see funding opportunities within individual states, check news updates, and view a Timeline at the bottom of the page. Also located on this site under the “About” tab, you will find a link to the full text of the bill after a descriptive, plain-language summary.

Only a limited amount of information has been posted as to the progress of the recovery effort, but as the money is dispersed and as projects are commenced this website will reflect any progress made. You can also find your state and learn about its efforts to apply the Act.

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