U.S. Department of Commerce

Census Bureau Information Related to the
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Recovery Act)

Overview of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. 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 Act is an extraordinary response to promote economic recovery and growth, 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.

Implementing the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009
at the Census Bureau

To ensure a successful 2010 Decennial Census, the Recovery Act includes $1 billion to hire additional personnel for partnership and outreach efforts to minority communities and hard-to-reach populations, increase targeted media purchases, and ensure proper management of other operational and programmatic risks.

Agency Plans & Reports

Census developed two versions of plans for ARRA implementation. We created spending plans that outline the various programs that will be implemented use ARRA funding. We also created program plans which expand on the spending plan information by including more background information and information on the performance metrics that will be used to measure the progress of the ARRA supported activities.

The Weekly Reports include information on spending (in terms of obligations as well as expenditures), significant activities during that week and anticipated activities for the upcoming week. Finally, the site will include other information such as references to any ARRA-related public announcements and notifications about upcoming contract awards.

Weekly Reports, including Major Communications

  • Download September 30, 2013 [Excel, 137 Kb]
  • Download August 31, 2013 [Excel, 138 Kb]
  • Download July 31, 2013 [Excel, 137 Kb]
  • Download June 30, 2013 [Excel, 133 Kb]
  • Download May 31, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download April 30, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download March 31, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download March 22, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download March 15, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download March 8, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download March 1, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download February 22, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download February 15, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download February 8, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download February 1, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download January 25, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download January 18, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download January 11, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download January 4, 2013 [Excel, 471 Kb]
  • Download all reports, October 5 - December 31, 2012 [Zip, Excel files 721 Kb]
  • Download all reports, July 6 - September 28, 2012 [Zip, Excel files 715 Kb]
  • Download all reports, April 6 - June 29, 2012 [Zip, Excel files 3.2 Mb]
  • Download all reports, January 1 - March 31, 2012 [Zip, Excel files 4.6 Mb]
  • Download all reports, October 7 - December 30, 2011 [Zip, Excel files 4.6 Mb]
  • Download all reports, July 8 - September 30, 2011 [Zip, Excel files 4.2 Mb]
  • Download all reports, April 8 - June 30, 2011 [Zip, Excel files 4.2 Mb]
  • Download all reports, January 1 - March 31, 2011 [Zip, Excel files 4.2 Mb]
  • Download all reports, October 8 - December 31, 2010 [Zip, Excel files 2.6 Mb]
  • Download all reports, July 9 - September 30, 2010 [Zip, Excel files 2.3 Mb]
  • Download all reports, April 1 - June 30, 2010 [Zip, Excel files 2.3 Mb]
  • Download all reports, January 1 - March 31, 2010 [Zip, Excel files 1.5 Mb]
  • Download all reports, October 2 - December 25, 2009 [Zip, Excel files 321 kb]
  • Download all reports, July 3 - September 25, 2009 [Zip, Excel files 411 kb]
  • Download all reports, April 10 - June 26, 2009 [Zip, Excel files 408 kb]

Further Information

The information contained in the Census Bureau web site is also available under the Department of Commerce's web site where there is information about all the Department's ARRA programs and under the government-wide website that includes all ARRA programs.

Visit recovery dot gov logo for all projects funded by ARRA programs.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau |  Last Revised: October 25, 2013