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ARRA LogoOn February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The national Highway Infrastructure Investment component of the legislation is $27.5 billion. The State of Arizona is expected to receive $521.9 million for highway infrastructure. For transit, $8.4 billion was allocated nationally. Arizona is expected to receive $100.5 million. The legislation contains $1.5 billion nationally for a competitive grants component? the Surface Transportation Discretionary Grants (TIGER Grants).

For the highway portion, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has 120 days to obligate 50 percent of the funding, and a year by March 2, 2010, to obligate the remaining funds. The ADOT portion is $349.7 million plus $15.66 million for transportation enhancements. For details on the administration of the enhancement funds from the ARRA legislation, please contact ADOT. Of the ADOT portion, $129.4 million was directed for Highway projects in the MAG Region. The legislation also sub-allocates 30 percent of the funding ($156.57 million) to local jurisdictions. The amount being sub-allocated to the MAG Region is $104.6. Metropolitan planning organizations have one year to obligate the funds, by March 2, 2010

The MAG regional portion for transit is $66.4 million. The legislation requires that 50 percent of the transit funds be obligated within 180 days, and the remainder to be obligated within one year by March 2, 2010.

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Status ARRA Funds & Projects in the MAG Region:

MAG Sub-Allocated ARRA Funds:

Transit ARRA Funds MAG Region:


Additional Resources:

The breadth and scope of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 goes well beyond transportation. In order to assist MAG member agencies with ARRA opportunities we have provided this link to The League of Arizona Cities and Towns website. Here you will find the League's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - City and Town Funding Book. The League is updating this information on an ongoing basis. MAG would like to thank the League for providing a link to this book.

Economic Recovery -
Surface Transportation Discretionary Grants (TIGER Grants)
FHWA Webinar #1 Transportation ARRA Fund Overview
FHWA Webinar #2 Transportation ARRA Fund Reporting Requirements
FHWA Reporting Requirements ARRA Fund Information