Archived - DPI-Wide ARRA Page

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State Seal of Wisconsin - link to Wisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5, provided funding opportunities to public schools and libraries.

U.S. Department of Education overview     American Library Association page

Reporting, Accountability, and Transparency. A Reporting page houses all ARRA-related reporting information handled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Anyone knowing of fraud, waste, or abuse involving federal funds or programs should contact the Office of Inspector General (OIG). ARRA provides protections for certain individuals who make specified disclosures relating to Recovery Act funds.

Grants which are still active and in which the DPI is playing a role, for Wisconsin schools and libraries:

Other funding opportunities:

Links and Resources:

U.S. Department of Education page on the ARRA
"Using ARRA Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement" (U.S. Department of Education)
"Possible Coordinated Uses of ARRA Funds" (DPI)
DPI chart: ARRA funding compared to regular IDEA and Title I funding
DPI Letter to School Districts of March 31, 2009, about ARRA funding
Web-friendly version of the ARRA, from the Library of Congress (listed with other federal appropriations legislation; click on "P.L. 111-5")
Presentation from U.S. Department of Education
Summary of the major education provisions of the ARRA, from the Council of Chief State School Officers
For questions about this information, contact Rachel Zellmer (608) 266-1787