The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is to create and save jobs, jumpstart our economy, and build the foundation for long-term economic growth. The Act includes measures to modernize the nation's infrastructure, enhance America's energy independence, expand educational opportunities, increase access to health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.  (Source:

President Obama has made it clear that “every taxpayer dollar spent on our economic recovery must be subject to unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability.” The President has identified five crucial objectives for Federal agencies to ensure that:

  • Recovery funds are awarded and distributed in a prompt, fair, and reasonable manner;
  • The recipients and uses of all recovery funds are transparent to the public, and that the public benefits of these funds are reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner;
  • Recovery funds are used for authorized purposes and every step is taken to prevent instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse;
  • Projects funded under the recovery legislation avoid unnecessary delays and cost overruns; and,
  • Programs meet specific goals and targets, and contribute to improved performance on broad economic indicators.

Chief among the City’s efforts to ensure transparency and accountability at the local level will be to post as much information as possible in this section of the City website.  This section is a work-in-progress and information is continually being updated, so please check back often for the latest updates regarding:

  • Recovery Act funds awarded to the City of Evansville
  • City plans for utilizing funds, including timelines, eligibility, requirements, reporting, etc.
  • Job opportunities created as a result of Recovery Act funding
  • Opportunities for local businesses to participate on City projects funded by the Recovery Act
  • Opportunities for local residents, businesses and/or agencies (as applicable) to apply for local Recovery Act funds, projects or programs
  • Recovery Act funds awarded directly to other agencies in the City (in some cases)
Please contact us if you do not find the information you are seeking among the links on the left.

New Releases:

Evansville Receives 1st Federal Stimulus Money (HUD)  Press Release

Evansville Receives Justice Assistance Grant Under Stimulus (DOJ)  Press Release

Evansville Receives Infrastructure Stimulus Funds (DOT) Press Release

Evansville Will "Green Up" Fleet with Federal Transit Stimulus (FTA) Press Release

Evansville Receives Energy Efficiency Grants  Press Release

Last updated: 3/6/2017 4:34:52 PM