American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)

The 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 education opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

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The Recovery Act and the State of Texas

Across the U.S., the $787 billion in federal stimulus money from the Recovery Act goes directly to individuals as tax cuts or increased benefits, to businesses via contracts, to nonprofits in grants and to other public entities as grants or loans. In Texas less than 3 percent of the $787 billion flows through the state treasury to state agencies. The Comptroller's office is working closely with the state agencies to identify stimulus dollars received and ensure expenses are properly coded for tracking. Stimulus money allocated through the state treasury can be track on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. icn stimulus

The Recovery Act and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has been designated to manage the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Government Services Fund (GSF.) The GSF award to the state by the Department of Education totals $723,165,682. These federal funds were appropriated by the Texas Legislature in Art. XII of SB1, the GAA for the 2010-2011 biennium. All requests by higher education institutions for ARRA funds must be made through the THECB. The application and additional information related to the application, guidelines and conditions can be found at the THECB ARRA website by clicking on the ARRA icon at the right. arrabutton

Implementing the Recovery Act at the University of North Texas Health Science Center

The UNT Health Science Center has received a total of $3,438,054 as outlined in SB1, Article XII, General Appropriation Act, Health Related Institutions, Fiscal Year 2010.

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Medical Education $ 2,899.981 Medical Education Project
Graduate Medical Education $    538,073 Graduate Medical Education Project

UNT Health Science Center ARRA Reporting

All entities receiving ARRA funds are required to report the utilization of those funds. The UNT Health Science Center diligently reports all ARRA funding and expenditures. Reports are available to view at the following agency web sites:

This page last updated 29th May 2013