Impact Analysis

Recovery Act and NIH

BACKGROUND

In February 2009, in direct response to the economic crisis and at the urging of President Obama, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  The Recovery Act provided NIH a total of $10.4 billion, all available for two years—through September 2010. 

Approximately $8.4 billion was invested in scientific research to accelerate discoveries in biomedical and behavioral science.  The influx of ARRA funding also allowed the biomedical research community to speed discovery through the hiring of new staff, purchase of new equipment and in many cases providing the sole funding for new projects that otherwise would have been postponed.  

ROLE OF OFFICE OF SCIENCE POLICY

The Office of Science Policy works together with the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers and the other offices of the Office of the Director to share information about the results achieved from the ARRA investment in NIH.

Please explore the information below to see how the ARRA funding was applied to improve public health, advance technologies and support economic opportunities.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Marina Volkov at mvolkov@od.nih.gov