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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


Office of Economic Stimulus


The overall goals of the ARRA are to stimulate the economy in the short term and invest in education and other essential public services to ensure the long-term economic health of our nation. Four principles guide the distribution and use of ARRA funds

  • Spend funds quickly to save and create jobs.
  • Improve student achievement through school improvement and reform.
  • Ensure transparency, reporting and accountability.
  • Invest one-time ARRA funds thoughtfully in ways that best meet the short-term and long-term educational interests of children and adults.

Some funds will be distributed in stages to states on a formula basis and then distributed from states to local education agencies (LEAs) or institutions of higher education (IHEs) for use over the next two school years (2009-2010 and 2010-2011); some funds will be distributed all at once; some funds will be distributed through a competitive grant process.

The success of the education part of the ARRA will depend on the shared commitment and responsibility of students, parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, education boards, college presidents, state school chiefs, governors, local officials, and federal officials. For more information, visit the NH Office of Economic Stimulus Web site or the U.S. Department of Education web site.


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