• The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, provided $787 billion nationally for economic recovery and growth.

    As of June 30, 2011, Massachusetts had received over $7.4 billion and expended approximately $6.5 billion on various initiatives to create and maintain jobs, rebuild infrastructure and assist those in greatest need. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has been a full partner in state government’s oversight of ARRA funds, coordinating and collaborating with the Governor’s Recovery Office and serving as a member of the Stimulus Oversight and Prevention (STOP) Fraud Task Force with the State’s Attorney General, Comptroller and Inspector General.