Delivery of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
President Obama and Transportation Secretary LaHood have announced that $27 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds are headed to states to provide critical repairs to our nation's crumbling roads and bridges.
Parts of the allocation are set aside to make sure that urban, suburban, and rural areas alike all get a share. But since local leaders -- mayors and governors -- know their communities best, much of the money is left to states' discretion. And if states don't use it, they lose it. To make sure that funds go out quickly to give our economy the jolt it needs, states have 120 days to assign the funds to specific projects.
Highway infrastructure investments will not only be given to state-based projects. The ARRA also calls for investments in federal lands and capital expenditure projects such as park roads and parkways and forest highways. The estimated fund distribution for these projects is detailed below.
- Indian Reservation Roads - $310 Million
- Park Roads and Parkways - $170 Million
- Forest Highway Program - $60 Million
- Refuge Roads - $10 Million
You can learn more about ARRA by viewing the resources and links below.
- ARRA Snapshot for the FLHP (Acrobat, 45 KB) (Last Update: November 20, 2012)
- Map of FLH ARRA Projects
- FLH Implementation Guidance: Questions and Answers (Word, 167 KB)
- Indian Reservation Roads Program: Recovery Act FAQ (Word, 52 KB)
- IRR ARRA Redistribution Guidance (Word, 62 KB)
- Monthly Status Report Form for IRR Projects, 06/22/2010 (Excel, 9 KB)
- Projects, Awards, Recipients, and GIS Locations Report Form for IRR Projects, 06/22/2010
(Excel, 36 KB)