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American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 Information

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on February 17. The ARRA is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and address challenges so our country can thrive.

The City of Modesto has developed a plan to implement ARRA in these categories. Click on each category to view detailed information regarding the City's plan for ARRA grant opportunities.


The City of Modesto has various plans for monies available in the Recovery Act including projects to benefit public transportation, road resurfacing and maintenance, and improving Highway 99.

Housing and Community Development

The City of Modesto is seeking funds through the Recovery Act to help our troubled housing market. Federal recovery dollars received would be used for middle- to low- income down payment assistance, homelessness prevention, and for the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed properties.


The City of Modesto has identified several energy and cost saving projects that will benefit from Recovery Act funds. Projects include upgrading outdated HVAC systems, solar panels on City buildings, and low energy street lights.

Public Safety

The City of Modesto is competing for funding made available through the Recovery Act to keep our public safety officers on the streets through the COPS and US Department of Justice grant programs.


The City of Modesto is working with the State through its State Revolving Fund (SRF) program to fund critical water and wastewater projects. The Recovery Act has allocated monies to this fund and will be available on a competitive basis. This program will offer low interest loans for the completion of capital projects for our utility systems.