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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
On February 17, 2009 President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The act represents a significant investment in our country's future in the face of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. The White House predicts that the ARRA will create or save three to four million jobs, 90 percent of them in the private sector. The act provides a total of $789.5 billion in spending and tax cuts over two years.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

According to the White House the money is distributed to the following categories:

  • $288 billion - Tax Relief
  • $144 billion - State and Local Fiscal Relief
  • $111 billion - Infrastructure and Science
  • $81 billion - Protecting the Vulnerable
  • $59 billion - Health Care
  • $53 billion - Education and Training
  • $43 billion - Energy
  • $8 billion - Other

DHHS RecoveryNH Governor John Lynch issued an Executive Order Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol creating an Office of Economic Stimulus. The office was created to "…ensure that New Hampshire and its citizens receive maximum benefits from any federal economic stimulus package, and that those funds are used to create jobs and protect essential services here in New Hampshire."

The NH Department of Health & Human Services intends to keep the public and all interested stakeholders informed of all programs that utilize ARRA funds in any part.

We welcome your input regarding ARRA funds distribution.

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