- ARRA Coordinating Council
- Funding Categories
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Recovery Spending
Job Corps Modernization
(National Appropriation: $250,000,000)
Description: The stimulus package provides additional funding to the Office of the Job Corps for the construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of Job Corps Centers. Job Corps Centers are essentially at-risk youth residential facilities.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
(National Appropriation: $300,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding to the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program for an existing Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant program for state and local governments, non-profits and metropolitan transportation authorities.
Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofit Investments
(National Appropriation: $4,250,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: Unknown)
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides $2.25 billion in funds for public housing agencies (and others) insofar as they are “owners” of properties receiving project-based assistance under the Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.
The ARRA provides $2 billion as additional funds for Project Based Rental Assistance (Public Law 110-161) for payments to owners for 12-month periods and $250 million for grants and loans for energy retrofitting and green investments in assisted housing. The funding will be governed by the existing policies, contracts and infrastructure of the programs within HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation. The HUD Secretary may establish additional terms and conditions as necessary and the Secretary is authorized to provide incentives to owners to undertake energy and green retrofitting investments.
The owner must have at least a satisfactory management review rating and be in substantial compliance with applicable requirements. Owners must commit to make housing affordable for at least 15 years, and for additional periods as determined by the HUD Secretary. Grants or loans must include a financial and physical assessment of the property. Owners will be required to spend funds within two years of receipt.
Program Description: Grants and loans will be made available through HUD's Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) for eligible property owners to make energy and green retrofit investments in the property, to ensure the maintenance and preservation of the property, the continued operation and maintenance of energy efficiency technologies, and the timely expenditure of funds. Physical and financial analyses of the properties will be conducted to determine the size of each grant and loan. Incentives will be made available to participating owners. The terms of the grants or loans will include continued affordability agreements. Grant and loan funds must be spent by the receiving property owner within 2years. Full detail of how to apply, and grant and loan terms, will be published in a Housing Notice within 60 days of the Recovery Act being signed into law (by April 17, 2009).
Eligible Applicants: Owners of properties receiving project-based assistance pursuant to section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 17012), section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8013, or Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1437f)
Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability
(National Appropriation: $4,500,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding for Smart Grid Investment programs and includes matching grants and funding for workforce training.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG)
(National Appropriation: $2,600,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $27,172,500)
(Oklahoma Department of Commerce Appropriation: $9,593,500)
Description: The EECBG program assists States, Units of local government, and Tribal organizations in implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions, total energy use, and improve energy efficiency in all sectors. Funding will be provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and distributed by competitive grants from the OK Department of Commerce, pending U.S. DOE approval of projects.
Fossil Energy Research and Development
(National Appropriation: $3,400,000,000)
Description: This program provides grants to local governments, universities, non-profits and businesses for carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects.
Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program
(National Appropriation: $6,000,000,000)
Description: This program will provide loans for the development of proven renewable energy and energy transmission technologies. The funding provided for in this program will be limited to projects that can commence construction no later than Sept. 30, 2010.
National Resources Conservation Service Floodplain Easement
(National Appropriation: $145,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $2,810,520)
Description: Floodplain easements restore, protect, maintain, and enhance the functions of the floodplain; conserve natural values including fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, flood water retention, ground water recharge, and open space; reduce long-term federal disaster assistance; and safeguard lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion. NRCS may purchase easements on floodplain lands that meet program criteria. Purchases are based upon established priorities. The easement provides NRCS with the authority to restore and enhance the floodplain's functions and values. Landowners retain several rights to the property, including quiet enjoyment, the right to control public access, and the right to undeveloped recreational use such as hunting and fishing.
National Resources Conservation Service Watershed Operations
(National Appropriation: $145,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $3,164,000)
Description: This voluntary program provides assistance to sponsoring local organizations of authorized watershed projects, planned and approved under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954, and designated watersheds authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to States, local governments and Tribes (as project sponsors) to implement authorized watershed project plans for the purpose of watershed protection; flood mitigation; water quality improvements; soil erosion reduction; rural, municipal and industrial water supply; irrigation water management; sediment control; fish and wildlife enhancement; and wetlands and wetland function creation and restoration. There are over 1,500 active or completed watershed projects.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Watershed Rehabilitation Program
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $14,015,000)
Description: The Oklahoma Conservation Commission will prepare bid packets for the funding that the NRCS will be receiving for watershed projects. The authority for rehabilitation of aging watershed dams is included in section 14 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. Any of the over 11,000 dams in 47 states that were constructed under the four watershed programs are eligible for assistance under this authority. Many of these dams are nearing the end of their 50-year design life. Rehabilitation of these dams is needed to address critical public health and safety issues in these communities. Priority for funding of projects is based on a priority ranking system that considers the condition of the dam and number of people at risk if the dam should fail. NRCS may provide technical assistance and 65% of the total rehabilitation project cost.
Non-Defense Environmental Clean Up
(National Appropriation: $483,000,000)
Description: This program provides grants to local governments and non-profits for the acceleration of nuclear waste clean up.
Rural Business Program Account
(National Appropriation: $150,000,000)
Description: This program provides grants and loans for the conservation, development and use of water for aquaculture purposes.
Rural Community Facilities Program Account
(National Appropriation: $130,000,000)
Description: This federal program provides direct loans, guaranteed loans and facilities grants to non-profits, Indian Tribes and public and quasi public agencies for the application or establishment of soil conservation practices, shifts in land use, the conservation, development, use and control of water and the installation or improvement of drainage or waste disposal facilities.
USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Water Loan and Grant Program
(National Appropriation: NA)
(Oklahoma Appropriation: $70,000,000)
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal (WWD) loan and grant program will use Recovery Act funds to build drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural communities of 10,000 or fewer people. The program provides financing for water and waste infrastructure when commercial credit is unavailable at reasonable rates, allowing rural communities to provide safe, reasonably priced services to their residents. The infrastructure enhancements will significantly improve the health and quality of life for millions of Americans who live outside of our major urban centers.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000)
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds for the U.S. Department of Justice to distribute to states for hiring and rehiring additional career law enforcement officers, pursuant to the existing Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Funding under this grant program will remain available until Sept. 30, 2010. The stimulus plan waives the $75,000 per officer cap and 25 percent local match requirement for all funds for COPS for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010.
Preventing Violence Against Women
(National Appropriation: $225,000,000)
Descriptions: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funding for grants to state, local and tribal governments and courts (including juvenile courts) for use in combating violence against women. These funds are to be used to provide personnel, training, technical assistance, data collection and equipment for the apprehension, prosecution and adjudication of persons committing violent crimes against women. The federal share of qualifying projects cannot exceed 75 percent of the cost. Of the total amount, $50 million is allocated to transitional housing assistance grants for victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault.
State and Local Law Enforcement Activities/ Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
(National Appropriation: $2,225,000,000)
Description: The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program allocates money to states and local law enforcement agencies to help prevent, fight and prosecute crime. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funds to support state and local law enforcement under this program. About $225 million will be in competitive, peer-reviewed grants, available to units of state, local and tribal governments for law enforcement assistance to improve the administration of justice, provide services to victims of crime, support critical nurturing and mentoring of at-risk children and youth, and support other similar activities.