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Bringing Home the Green Recovery: A User's Guide to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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  • Shawn Fremstad
  • Radhika Fox
  • Jason Walsh

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The $787 billion recovery package marks a big, bold, and historic investment in creating green jobs and building more equitable communities. The package invests nearly $100 billion in funding for transportation and infrastructure, $48 billion in investments in job training and education, $41 billion for energy-related programs, and $20 billion in tax incentives for renewable energy. But without substantial advocacy from local and state groups, these historic federal investments may not end up in the communities that need them most. The in-depth guide offers tangible, up-to-date information and ideas for using and securing recovery dollars to help expand opportunity in low-income communities and communities of color. The guide is a first step in what will be a vital nationwide effort to ensure the recovery package helps all communities rise stronger than ever from this economic crisis, and that community-based organizations are at the forefront in crafting a green, equitable recovery.

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  • Shawn Fremstad & Radhika Fox & Jason Walsh, 2009. "Bringing Home the Green Recovery: A User's Guide to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2009-08, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2009-08
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    Keywords

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; ARRA; stimulus;

    JEL classification:

    • H - Public Economics
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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