American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
Grant opportunities encouraging science and engineering excellence to actively contribute to our national economic recovery through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are constantly evolving as federal agencies develop their plans for solicitations, reporting, and funding distribution.
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UVM Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)
SPA ARRA website - up-to-date information about ARRA announcements and the actions SPA has taken
RECOVERY.GOV: Comprehensive List of Government Agency Recovery Plans
Recovery.gov, the main website for ARRA, has a comprehensive page listing the most current website links for 28 federal agencies and their funding plans, with notes that the list is constantly evolving and this site should be checked often. The agency list includes links to NSF, NIH, US DOE, NASA, and several others relevant to academic institutions (see below for quick overviews and links to some of these). Click here for comprehensive list of ARRA Federal Agency Recovery Plans.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH will receive $10.4 billion in ARRA funds. Plans for these funds include a transfer of $7.4 billion to the various institutes to be awarded, principally, for research projects on a competitive basis, including some supplements to existing awards, $1 billion for facilities upgrading and construction, and $300 million for the Shared Instrument Program. NIH seems to be far ahead of other federal agencies in terms of getting out RFPs and information about ARRA funding requirements. The agency is also the highest funded for ARRA grant opportunities, with up to $10.4B expected to be allocated.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF will receive $3 billion from the ARRA. Most (about $2 billion) will go to its core research funding, with the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI), Academic Research Infrastructure, and Math and Science Partnership Programs all getting a boost.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
By the end of April, NASA will be working with Congress and the Office of Management and Budget to finalize its Recovery plans. As these plans are approved and they are implemented, they will be posted on the NASA websites. The Administration's priorities for NASA include $1 billion for Recovery investments, including: $400M to Tier 1 set of Earth Science climate research missions and increase of agency's supercomputing capabilities; $400M to Exploration; $150M to undertake systems-level R&D for aviation safety, environmental impact mitigation, Next Generation Air Transportation System; $50M for cross-agency support; $2M for Inspector General activities. Click here for direct link to NASA Recovery Page.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The US DOE Office of Science will see $1.6 billion in funding from the ARRA for a mix of extramural basic research, DOE laboratory research, facilities upgrades, and advanced scientific computing. DOE's energy programs will be provided an additional $2.5 billion for energy efficiency and renewable research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects. Click here for direct link to US DOE Recovery Page.