Recovery Act Overview
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act; Public Law 111-5) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jump-start 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 Recovery Act is an extraordinary response to a 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. Please visit the following links for:
Implementing the Recovery Act at NIDDK
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) developed a funding plan to meet the stimulus goals set forth in the Recovery Act. NIDDK used the ARRA funds to support recently peer-reviewed, highly meritorious applications for research project grants (R01s) and similar mechanisms capable of making significant advances in two years; targeted supplements to current grants that will accelerate the tempo of ongoing science; and additional new activities, including the NIH Challenge Grant program that will focus new efforts on significant health and science problems where measurable progress can be expected in two years. The remaining unobligated ARRA funds will be used for single-year awards in FY 2010. NIDDK worked closely with the NIH and the DHHS to ensure that scientific merit and quality as well as transparency and accountability guided the Institute’s implementation of the ARRA. The Institute is evaluating the steps needed to meet the carryover demand for research funding in the coming years and to ensure continued progress in accomplishing its mission.
For more detailed information, please visit: Implementing the Recovery Act at NIDDK
For more information on Recovery Act programs and active funding opportunity announcements, please visit Recovery Act Grant Information on the NIH website.