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Your Environment. Your Health.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

  • Recovery Act Success Story: Worker Education and Training - Photo of two workers wearing hazmat suits. link to more information

  • Recovery Act Success Story: Exploring air pollution in rural communities. Photo of two men walking down a wooden plank road and by a cemetery in a small rural community. link to more information

  • Tell Us Your 'Recover' Story - Photo of three adult researchers - all are smiling and looking into the camera. Stephen Bauer, Ph.D., Jill Gresen, and Anirban Roy, Ph.D., are doing cutting-edge research on Bisphenol A at the University of Rochester. Their jobs are funded through Recovery Act grants. link to more information

  • Critical Research Supported by NIEHS - Photo of a researcher wearing protective glasses, gloves and a lab coat. She is holding an eye dropper and applying a clear liquid to a small sample on top of a glass table. link to more information Logo

Consistent with the intent of the Recovery Act, NIEHS Recovery Act funding is accelerating research in critical environmental health areas while creating jobs in communities across the country. NIEHS awarded 346 grants to 152 U.S. institutions in 42 states. Approximately $114M went to support new two-year research projects, while close to $50M went to support existing research. NIEHS also invested $1.1 million to support summer research positions for students and teachers.

Where the Money is Going

Where the Money is Going Autism Bisphenol A Cancer Child Health Heart Disease Nanomaterials Superfund Worker Training


Learn More about Recovery Act Projects

The NIEHS is committed to transparency and accountability for all Recovery Act funds. Information about ARRA projects and their impact on the economy is available to the public. Use the search link below to find NIEHS funded Recovery Act projects in the NIH Reporter database. Search by key word, location, and/or award type.

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (NIH RePORTER) 

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