American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Opportunities for the Kansas City Region
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), passed in February 2009, is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs and put a down payment on addressing 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. It 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.
Accountability and transparency
The federal government is committed to investing Recovery Act dollars with an
unprecedented level of transparency and accountability so Americans know where their tax dollars are going and how they are being spent. Federal guidance
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Kansas City, is pleased to provide information about the opportunities and responsibilities of using federal stimulus funds. The topics covered are those considered important to our key constituent governments and do not include everyhing in the Act.
Non-transportation projects that were submitted through the MARC website were used to inform the area's congressional delegations of all the possible projects and programs that could benefit from stimulus funds. At this point, MARC does not have a role in delegating funds for these projects. As we learn of opportunities for MARC or our local jurisdictions to benefit from related grants or funding we will communicate them through this website.
MARC is working with local governments and other agencies and organizations to help facilitate the timely and wise investment of these stimulus funds.