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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) Information Related to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

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White House Recovery Act Web Site ( The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to an economic crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides an Overview of the Recovery Act and information about how the agency is Implementing the Recovery Act.
  • The NIH received $10.4 billion in Recovery Act funds. NIH and the ARRA provide information about how the agency will address the challenges of the Recovery Act.
  • To learn more about programs that issue grants under the Recovery Act, visit

NICHD and the Recovery Act

The NICHD received $327 million from the Recovery Act. The Institute plans to use the funds to further its mission. Additional information related to the NICHD and the Recovery Act is included below.

Additional information about NICHD activities related to the Recovery Act will be posted on these Web pages as it becomes available. Please note that, as final decisions are made, specific information on these Web pages may change. Please check back often.

Last Reviewed: 03/06/2012
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