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Mayor Menino's Recovery Plan

"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill presents a historic opportunity to turn the economic tide we are currently facing.  With the efforts of our Economic Recovery Team, Boston is in a good position to use the stimulus funding to build on its strengths and create thousands of jobs in Massachusetts during a harsh economic downturn." Mayor Thomas M. Menino

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Welcome to the City of Boston's federal recovery webpage, a site for Boston residents and businesses interested in understanding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

This site will be dynamic, with regular updates on what federal funds are coming to Boston and where those funds are being invested. As projects are funded, the site will place increasing focus on where the money is going and the status and impact of investments. If you are looking for information related to ARRA, but do not find it on this page, please let us know by sending us an email at

About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1) into law. One key purpose of this Act, a nearly $800 billion multi-year investment in the nation's economy, is to create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.

  • To learn more about where the money is going nationwide, visit, or within the Commonwealth at;
  • To learn more about the Act, you can also read the full text of the bill.

Benefits for Individuals

From investments in city infrastructure to improvements in Boston's environment, ARRA will have a number of benefits for Boston residents. The most direct benefits, for most residents, however, will come through tax relief.
  • To find out about the tax relief provisions in the bill, visit the IRS website, or read a full summary of tax provisions issued by the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees.

Benefits for Businesses

Boston businesses will benefit from ARRA in two major ways: funding for construction projects and tax relief for investments.

  • To find out about the tax relief provisions in the bill, read a full summary of tax provisions issued by the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees.

There is expected to be some increases in federal appropriations for research and development. As summaries of these opportunities are developed, we plan to post them on this page.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Benefits for Boston
How much funding will the City receive?
Where will that funding go?
ARRA Specific
I heard about a list of projects in Boston that this money was going towards. What was on the list?
Who leads the City of Boston's Economic Recovery Team?
What are the reporting requirements for ARRA funding projects?