The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5, provided funding opportunities to public schools and libraries.
Reporting, Accountability, and Transparency. A Reporting page houses all ARRA-related reporting information handled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Anyone knowing of fraud, waste, or abuse involving federal funds or programs should contact the Office of Inspector General (OIG). ARRA provides protections for certain individuals who make specified disclosures relating to Recovery Act funds.
Grants which are still active and in which the DPI is playing a role, for Wisconsin schools and libraries:
Other funding opportunities:
- Investing in Innovation - competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Education
- Clean Diesel funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Rural Community Facilities Programs - grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Links and Resources:
- U.S. Department of Education page on the ARRA
- "Using ARRA Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement" (U.S. Department of Education)
- "Possible Coordinated Uses of ARRA Funds" (DPI)
- DPI chart: ARRA funding compared to regular IDEA and Title I funding
- DPI Letter to School Districts of March 31, 2009, about ARRA funding
- Web-friendly version of the ARRA, from the Library of Congress (listed with other federal appropriations legislation; click on "P.L. 111-5")
- Presentation from U.S. Department of Education
- Summary of the major education provisions of the ARRA, from the Council of Chief State School Officers