The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009.

An ARRA-funded restoration team goes to work on the Midewin National Tallgrass Prarie. Click to enlarge.

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 Recovery 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.

Recovery Act Projects

Many of the communities most affected by the economic downturn are located near national forests. Using funding from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act we'll create jobs that support our mission of sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

View a list of project stories (8/2012) (.pdf)

View a list of errata (5/2011) (.pdf)

View a list of errata from Region 9 (5/2011) (.pdf)

View the list of funded projects (1/2010) (.pdf)  

View a list of replacement projects (1/2010) (.pdf)

View a list of bark beetle mitigation projects (1/2010) (.pdf)


Recent Accomplishments

Click here>>> to read daily reports about Recovery Act projects.



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

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) gives the Forest Service the chance to reinvigorate the economy for America, while restoring natural resources.

Notice on Civil Rights Obligations

Federal agencies distributing funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 must do so in accordance with all nondiscrimination and equal opportunity statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders that apply to the distribution of funds under the Act.