Monday, February 23, 2009

Getting to $787 Billion: H.R. 1, The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

Sorry about the foul formatting here. The content is just too rich to pass up because the table size is larger than the post window.

Keep in mind that the figures in the third and fourth columns are in millions of dollars.

CategoryDescriptionCost ($ millions)Total (Funds appropriated)Estimated outlays (Congressional Budget Office estimates of actual cost of programs)
FarmingRepairs, security improvements and rental payments at Department of Agriculture$24

FarmingRepairs and security improvements at Agricultural Research Service$176

FarmingSalaries for staff to modernize IT system at Farm Service Agency$50

FarmingFunding for watershed and flood prevention projects$290

FarmingFunding for watershed rehabilitation$50

FarmingLoans to rural homeowners$200

FarmingGuaranteed loans for rural community facility building$130

FarmingGuaranteed loans for rural businesses$150

FarmingGrants for rural waste and waste disposal$1,380

FarmingBroadband grants to rural communities$2,500

FarmingOversight of Department of Agriculture spending$25.5

FoodExtra money for women, infants and children (WIC) special nutrition program$500

FoodExtra commodities for food banks$150

FoodAdult and child day care meals and snacks$100

FoodCrop insurance reinstatement for farmers who failed to keep up with payments, emergency loans and grants to farmers$749

Food13% increase in food stamp payments$19,991

Farming & Food

CommerceUrban industrial core and rural economic recovery programs$150

CommerceExtra money for Census$1,000

CommerceSalaries and expenses for program to create broadband inventory map of the country$350

CommerceGrants to provide wireless and broadband infrastructure to communities, including public computer centers and sustainable adoption of broadband service$4,350

CommerceCoupons, education and consumer support for digital to analogue converter box program$650

CommerceOversight of Commerce Department spending$6

ScienceNational Institute of Standards and Technology research, including research into technology with high-growth potential and program giving technology to small and mid-size manufacturers$220

ScienceNIST facilities construction and maintenance backlog$360

ScienceExtra money for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facilities and research$230

ScienceExtra money for NOAA satellite development including climate data sensors and modeling$600

ScienceGrants to state and local law enforcement$2,225

JusticeGrants to rural law enforcement$125

JusticeGrants to law enforcement on southwest border$40

JusticeGrants for victims compensation programs$100

JusticeGrants for tribal law enforcement$225

JusticeGrants for state and local law enforcement to pursue Internet sex offenders$50

JusticeGrants to state and local law enforcement to hire extra police officers$1,000

JusticeGrants for violence against women prevention and prosecution programs$225

JusticeCosts of administering extra grant money$10

ScienceNASA shuttle construction$400

ScienceNASA climate research$400

ScienceNASA aeronautics research$150

ScienceNASA rebuilding of facilities damaged in 2008 floods$50

ScienceNASA spending oversight$2

ScienceNational Science Foundation research$2,500

ScienceConstruction of new research equipment and facilities for NSF$400

ScienceNSF education activities$100

ScienceNSF spending oversight$2

Commerce, Science & Justice

DefenseRestoration and modernization of Defense facilities in U.S. and territories$3,840

DefenseResearch and development of renewable energy generation for military$300

DefenseImprovements and reparations to military medical facilities in U.S. and territories$400

DefenseDepartment of Defense spending oversight$15


EnvironmentFlood control and water management construction, regulation and investigations$4,125

EnvironmentMississippi River and tributary construction$375

EnvironmentClean-up of 'brownfield' former industrial sites$100

EnvironmentWater reclamation and reuse projects$1,000

EnergyHome weatherization grants to low and middle-income families$5,000

EnergyFunding for Energy Star program offering tax credits to consumers purchasing new, efficient appliances$300

EnergyAdvanced batteries manufacturing grants$2,000

EnergyEnergy efficiency grants to states and local governments$6,300

EnergyTransport electrification grants$400

EnergyFunding for states and local governments to buy efficient alternative fuel buses and trucks$300

EnergyResearch and development of renewable and efficient energy technology$2,500

EnergyLoan guarantees for standard renewables$4,000

EnergyTransmission loan guarantees$2,000

EnergyFossil energy research and development$1,000

EnergyResearch into low-emission coal plants$800

EnergyGrants for industrial carbon capture and energy efficiency improvement projects$1,520

EnergyGrants for identifying sites to store carbon dioxide emissions$50

EnergyGrants for training and research on safe storage of carbon emission\$20

EnergyAdministration of funding program$10

EnergyPhysics research including high-energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences$1,600

EnergyHigh-risk research into energy sources and energy efficiency$400

EnergyCleanup of former nuclear sites$483

EnergyUranium enrichment decontamination and decommissioning$390

EnergyCleanup of former nuclear defense sites$5,127

EnergyMoney for federal power marketing administrations in electric power transmission systems$6,500

EnergyConstruction and repairs for federal marketing administration$10

EnergyModernization of the electric grid$4,400

EnergyTraining of electric grid workers$100

EnergyOversight of Energy Department spending$15

Environment & Energy

GovernmentOversight of 'making work pay tax credit' and economic recovery payments$7

GovernmentTreasury grants to community financial services and economic development groups$100

GovernmentConstruction, repair and energy alterations to federal buildings and facilities$5,550

GovernmentPurchase of fuel efficient vehicles for federal fleet$300

GovernmentOversight of General Services Administration spending$7

GovernmentCosts to Internal Revenue Service of providing health coverage help to workers laid off because of outsourcing overseas$80

GovernmentFunding for Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board$84

GovernmentSmall Business Administration loans to businesses$651

GovernmentExtra money for SBA administration of loans$69

GovernmentOversight of SBA spending$10


Homeland SecurityFunding for departmental site security, IT infrastructure, furniture, fixtures and other costs for HQ$200

Homeland SecurityOversight of Homeland Security spending$5

Homeland SecurityConstruction, repairs and equipment for ports of entry to the U.S.$420

Homeland SecurityPurchase and deployment of non-intrusive inspection systems for Customs and Border Protection$100

Homeland SecurityTactical communications equipment for Customs and Border Protection$60

Homeland SecurityBorder security fencing and technology$100

Homeland SecurityImmigrations and Customs Enforcement information-sharing technology$20

Homeland SecurityExplosive detection systems for airports$1,000

Homeland SecurityFunding for Coast Guard acquisitions and construction, which cannot be used for pre-acquisition surveys or construction of a new polar icebreaker$98

Homeland SecurityRepairing and removing bridges hazardous to marine navigation$142

Homeland SecurityGrants for security upgrades to mass transit$150

Homeland SecurityGrants for security upgrades to ports$150

Homeland SecurityCompetitive grants to upgrade state and local fire stations$210

Homeland SecurityExtra emergency food and shelter funding for homeless$100

Homeland Security

OutdoorsDeferred maintenance on federal lands$125

OutdoorsPriority road, bridge and trail repairs$180

OutdoorsWildland fire management$15

OutdoorsWildlife refuge and fish hatchery construction, deferred maintenance, road maintenance and energy efficient visitors centers$280

OutdoorsNational Park Service deferred maintenance$735

OutdoorsPreservation grants for historically black colleges and universities$15

OutdoorsRepairing facilities and equipment for USGS' seismic, volcano, monitoring and stream gages$140

OutdoorsRepair of schools, detention centers, roads, bridges, housing, irrigation and dams on Indian reservations$490

OutdoorsIndian guaranteed loans$10

OutdoorsInterior spending oversight$15

OutdoorsCleanup of hazardous and toxic waste sites$600

OutdoorsCleanup of petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks$200

OutdoorsLoans for communities to upgrade wastewater treatment systems and drinking water infrastructure$6,400

OutdoorsEnvironmental Protection Agency spending oversight$20

OutdoorsRenovation of forest roads, bridges and trails, remediation of abandoned mines, removal of barriers to fish and other critical habitat$650

OutdoorsFire hazard reduction on federal and state lands$500

Indian reservationsIndian Health Facilities construction, maintenance and equipment$347

Indian reservationsIndian Health Facilities sanitation construction$68
Indian reservationsIndian Health Services IT development and deployment$85

ArtsSmithsonian Institution $25

ArtsGrants to fund arts projects in non-profit sector$50

Outdoors, Indian reservations, Arts

LaborGrants to states for adult employment and training activities$500

LaborGrants to states for youth training, including summer jobs$1,200

LaborGrants to states for dislocated worker employment and training activities$1,250

LaborGrants to states with highest unemployment numbers for employment and training$200

LaborFunds to national reserve assistance for dislocated workers$750

LaborTraining high-risk youth in construction job skills$50

LaborCommunity service program for low-income over-55s$120

LaborFunding for states' unemployment insurance and employment service agencies$400

LaborExtra funds for department to manage enforcement of labor laws$80

LaborOffice of Job Corps construction and modernization of residential facilities for at-risk youth$250

LaborDepartment of Labor spending oversight$6

Health and servicesRenovation and health IT purchases for community health centers$2,000

Health and servicesTraining of nurses, primary care physicians, dentists to practice in underserved communities in the National Health Service Corps$500

Health and servicesNational Institutes of Health biomedical research$9,500

Health and servicesNIH buildings and facilities repairs and renovations$500

Health and servicesFunding for research comparing effectiveness of treatments funded by Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP$1,100

Health and servicesGrants to states for childcare services for low-income working parents$2,000

Health and services"Head Start" programs for low-income preschoolers$1,000

Health and services"Early Head Start" programs for low-income infants$1,100

Health and servicesGrants for community employment, food, housing and healthcare projects$1,000

Health and servicesGrants to faith-based and community organizations$50

Health and servicesGrants for elderly nutrition services including Meals on Wheels$100

Health and servicesExtra money for Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology$2,000

Health and servicesFunding for community preventative health campaigns, vaccination programs, healthcare-associated infection reduction strategies$1,000

Health and servicesFunding to improve IT security at the Department of Health and Human Services$50

Health and servicesOversight of Department of Health and Human Services spending$17

EducationFunding for 'Title I' education programs for disadvantaged children.$13,000

EducationConstruction funding for school districts without a local property-tax base.$100

EducationFunding for school computer and science laboratories and technology training for teachers.$650

EducationFunding for services to homeless children including meals and transportation.$70

EducationGrants for states to address teacher shortages$200

EducationGrants for special education programs$12,200

EducationGrants to states for vocational rehabilitation for disabled people$540

EducationGrants to states for independent living centers and services for elderly blind people$140

EducationIncrease in Pell Grant to $5,350 in 2009 and to $5,550 in 2010, and other increases to student aid$17,114

EducationMoney to increase size of colleges' student aid funds$60

EducationMoney for colleges' work-study programs$200

EducationGrants for teacher training and professional development$100

EducationFunding for grants for states to create systems tracking individual student data$250

EducationDepartment of Education spending oversight$14

VolunteeringExtra money for AmeriCorps volunteer programs$160

VolunteeringExtra money for National Service Trust volunteer programs$40

VolunteeringCorporation for National and Community Service spending oversight$1

Social SecurityConstruction of new National Computer Center for Social Security Administration$500

Social SecurityExtra money for Social Security Administration to process disability and retirement claim backlogs$500

Social SecurityOversight of SSA spending$2

Labor, Health, Education, Volunteering & Social Security

OversightOversight of economic recovery package$25


MilitaryArmy child development centers$80

MilitaryArmy "warrior transition complexes"$100

MilitaryNavy and Marine Corps troop housing$100

MilitaryNavy and Marine Corps child development centers$80

MilitaryNavy and Marine Corps energy conservation and alternative energy projects$100

MilitaryAir Force troop housing$100

MilitaryAir Force child development centers$80

MilitaryDefense hospital construction$1,330

MilitaryDefense energy conservation investments$120

MilitaryArmy National Guard construction$50

MilitaryAir National Guard construction$50

MilitaryArmy family housing construction and repairs$38.439

MilitaryAir Force family housing construction$96.561

MilitaryPrograms for military homeowners facing mortgage problems$555

VeteransImprovements to Veterans Affairs benefits administration, IT and claims processing$200

VeteransRenovations and energy efficiency improvements to veterans medical facilities$1,000

VeteransGrants for construction of state extended care facilities for veterans$150

VeteransNational Cemetery renovations and repairs$50

VeteransOversight of VA and military spending$1

Military & Veterans

StatePassport and training funding for State Department$90

StateCreation of information management backup facility for State Department, funding for participation in cybersecurity program$290

StateState Department spending oversight$2.0

StateRepair and rehabilitation of flood control levees on Rio Grande, with remainder of money for IT investments at U.S. Agency for International Development$220


TransportationGrants for airport improvements$1,100

TransportationUpgrades to Federal Aviation Administration power systems, air traffic control centers and towers and airport lighting, navigation and landing equipment$200

TransportationGrants for highway improvements$29,000

TransportationGrants to Amtrak$1,300

TransportationGrants for capital investments in designated high-speed rail corridors$8,000

TransportationPublic transit improvements and infrastructure investments$8,400

TransportationGrants for investments and improvements to small domestic shipyards$100

TransportationDepartment of Transportation spending oversight$20

HousingRepairs and modernization of public housing projects$4,000

HousingGrants to rehabilitate and improve energy efficiency on Native American housing programs$510

HousingGrants for community and economic development projects$1,000

HousingGrants for short-term help with rent and housing relocation for homeless families$1,500

HousingEnergy efficiency retrogrades to low-income housing, including new insulation, windows and furnaces$2,250

HousingFunds for communities to buy and rehabilitate foreclosed and vacant properties$2,000

HousingFunds for building and rehabilitating low-income housing using green technology$2,250

HousingGrants for removing lead-based paint in low-income housing$100

HousingDepartment of Housing and Urban Development spending oversight$15

HousingIncrease in government-sponsored mortgage provider conforming loan limits $50

Transportation & Housing

AidAid to states to balance education budgets, prevent cutbacks and modernize schools$40,600

AidAid to states in form of bonus grants for meeting key performance measures in education$5,000

AidAid to states for public safety and critical services$8,000


AidTax breaks for low-income housing investors$143



Individual tax cuts$400 payroll tax credit for workers earning up to $75,000; married couples filing jointly get $800 for income up to $150,000$116,199

Individual tax cutsIncrease in earned income tax credit for working families with more than three children$4,663

Individual tax cutsIncreased eligibility for refundable child tax credit, with all income over $3000 qualifying$14,830

Individual tax cutsTax credit of up to $2500 for tuition and college expenses$13,907

Individual tax cutsComputers and computer technology will qualify for inclusion in tax-advantaged savings plans$6

Individual tax cutsA tax credit for first-time homebuyers increases from $7500 to $8000, and will not have to be repaid$6,638

Individual tax cutsTaxpayers earning less than $125,000 can deduct sales and excise taxes paid on new cars$1,684

Individual tax cuts$2400 of unemployment benefits will not be subject to federal income tax$4,740

Individual tax cutsMiddle-income taxpayers get an exemption from the alternative minimum tax of $46,700 for an individual and $70,950 for a married couple$69,759

Individual tax cuts

Business tax cutsBusinesses will be able to more quickly deduct the cost of investments in plant and equipment from their taxable income$5,074

Business tax cutsBusinesses will be allowed to recover alternative minimum tax and research and development credits faster$805

Business tax cutsSmall businesses will be allowed to write-off up to $250,000 of capital expenditures in the year of acquisition$41

Business tax cutsUnprofitable small businesses with annual receipts of less than $15 million can recoup taxes paid in the past five years, up from two$947

Business tax cutsCompanies will be allowed to defer taxes for five years on several transactions aimed at restructuring balance sheets, and repay the taxes over the following five years$1,622

Business tax cutsBusinesses will be able to claim a tax credit for 40% of the first $6000 of wages paid to unemployed veterans or 16-25-year-olds hired$231

Business tax cutsSmall businesses will be able to exclude 75% of the gain from the sale of some stock held more than five years$829

Business tax cutsTaxable corporations converting into S corporations will have a 7-year holding period for assets subject to built-in gains tax, from 10 years$415

Business tax cutsRestoring tougher rules on taxpayers claiming losses incurred by a company before they bought it is projected to raise money-$6,977

Business tax cutsSome companies restructuring may not be subject to those tougher rules$3,163

Business tax cuts

Manufacturing tax cutsManufacturing facilities producing "intangible property" such as patents can qualify for industrial development bonds$203

Manufacturing tax cutsFacilities making advanced energy property may be able to claim a new 30% investment tax credit$1,647

Manufacturing tax cuts

Economy tax cuts$10 billion "new markets tax credits" will be available for 2008 and 2009$815

Economy tax cuts$25 billion of bonds for investment in economic recovery zones will be created$5,371

Economy tax cutsTribal governments will have fewer requirements on their ability to issue tax-exempt bonds$315

Economy tax cuts

Infrastructure tax cutsHigh-speed rail facilities for trains capable of going at 150 miles per hour will qualify for facility bonds$288

Infrastructure tax cutsRules affecting state and local government bonds will be changed to improve marketability$3,789

Infrastructure tax cutsA 3% withholding on payments to government contractors will be delayed for one year$291

Infrastructure tax cuts$22 billion in new tax credit bonds for construction or repair of public schools$9,877

Infrastructure tax cuts$2.8 billion of bonds for schools working with businesses $1,045

Infrastructure tax cuts35% credit to bondholders for infrastructure bonds, 35% refundable credit to issuers of bonds$4,348

Infrastructure tax cuts

Energy tax cutsExtending by three years the placed-in-service date for renewable energy investments$13,143

Energy tax cutsInvestment credits in lieu of production credits for renewable energy purchases$285

Energy tax cutsRemoval of cap on tax credits for purchase of small wind systems$604

Energy tax cuts$1.6 billion extra allocation of clean energy bonds$578

Energy tax cuts$2.4 billion extra qualified energy conservation bonds$803

Energy tax cuts30% cap on tax credit for energy efficiency purchases by homeowners, up to $1500 per residence$2,034

Energy tax cutsCredit for purchase of residential solar, geothermal, wind and fuel cells$268

Energy tax cuts50% tax credit for purchase of alternative refueling stations$54

Energy tax cutsTax credit for plug-in electric vehicle conversion$2,002

Energy tax cutsEqualization of parking and transit tax-free employer benefits at $230 for 2009$192

Energy tax cuts

Energy tax cutsGrants to states for low-income housing projects in lieu of credits$5

Grants to states for energy projects in lieu of credits$69

Other tax cutsCustoms and Border Protection will not demand that U.S. lumber, steel and other companies repay money they were given from Canadian and Mexican import duties$90

Energy & Other tax cuts

Individual aidOne-time payment of $250 for retirees, disabled people, SSI recipients, railroad retirees and disabled veterans$14,225

Individual aidOne-time refundable tax credit of $250 for some government retirees not eligible for social security benefits$218

Individual aid


Individual aidTwo-year extension of program providing income support and training benefits for workers who lose their jobs because of outsourcing overseas$1,600

Individual aidExtension of jobless benefits for up to 33 weeks$26,960

Individual aidIncrease in weekly unemployment benefits by $25$8,800

Individual aidGrants for states modernizing unemployment compensation coverage among low-wage, part-time and other workers$2,975

Individual aidWaiver on interest payments and accrual in interest on loans held by state unemployment trust funds$1,100

Individual aidExtension of unemployment compensation by 13 weeks for railroad workers$21

Individual aidAid to states to administer extended benefits$138

Individual aidAid to states for temporary assistance to needy families payments (TANF)$2,418

Individual aidExtra aid to states with high population group or increased poverty for TANF payments$319

Individual aidExtra funding for child support enforcement$1,000

Individual aidCosts of providing health coverage help to workers laid off because of outsourcing overseas$457

Individual aid

Individual aid65% subsidy for laid-off workers to continue paying premiums for former employer's health plan for nine months$24,749

Individual aid

Health careIncentive payments to hospitals and physicians who computerize medical-records systems$17,559

Health care

Health careFederal aid to states for Medicaid spending$90,044

Health care




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