Welcome to Recovery.Arkansas.Gov, the State of Arkansas’s web site devoted solely to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the Natural State. Here, you’ll find information on the wide variety of projects and programs being funded by the Recovery Act in Arkansas, from broad overviews of major programs such as the Recovery Act’s support for education, to vendor-specific information on where and how Recovery Act dollars are being spent. Over the course of the Recovery Act, information presented on this site will change, as new programs begin, funds are invested in Arkansas’s economy and the mission of the Recovery Act is carried out.
The Recovery Act is not like earlier attempts to revive the nation’s economy. It is not a one-time infusion of federal funds. Instead, the Recovery Act is a long-term effort to both restore economic expansion in the short-term as well as prepare the nation’s economy for stable, healthy long-term growth. Under the terms of the Recovery Act, support for Arkansas’s economy will include both investments made directly by the federal government and investments of federal funds that are made under the oversight of Arkansas’s state government. This means that state government here in Arkansas has control over only a portion of the Recovery Act funds invested in the state. This web site will focus on those funds that Arkansas’s state government is required to oversee. Information on Recovery Act funds provided by the federal government, including funds invested directly in the State’s economy, can be found at http://Recovery.Gov/
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act intended to do?
The Recovery Act is intended to do four things:
What does the funding mean for Arkansas?
Much of the funding made available to Arkansas must flow through existing federal programs, which limit where and how these funds can be used. Where possible, state government has invested funds in projects and initiatives that will lay the groundwork for future economic growth in Arkansas. Initially, investments focused on infrastructure improvements, including a series of bridge, road and highway improvements that can be found all over the state. Other such projects include the expansion of broadband internet access and the improvement of school buildings and facilities. More information can be found on this web site under the “Programs & Projects” and the “Transparency” links at the top of the screen.
How will Arkansas spend the federal economic stimulus funds?