Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 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 a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, 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.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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ARRA Impact Reports

  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Regenerative Medicine in Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Rheumatoid and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Wound Healing

ARRA Investment Information

  • NIAMS has contributed to the NIH Recovery Act Investment Reports database and lists its topic areas on our Investment Reports page.
  • NIH Grants Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ARRA Stories

  • NIAMS ARRA Chronicles: Special feature stories highlighting the benefits of ARRA funds in communities across the country.
  • December 15, 2009, Letter from the NIAMS Director
  • October 27, 2010, Letter from the NIAMS Director
  • NIAMS IRP and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Last Reviewed: 03/17/2017