Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Tennessee is projected to receive approximately $5 billion over the next two years to help speed economic recovery, create and save jobs, and provide services to people most in need during current economic conditions. The Department of Finance and Administration's Division of Budget provides guidance to the state in the appropriation of ARRA funding. View Governor Bredesen's Fiscal 2009-2010 budget to see where ARRA funds are allocated in the state budget.
Broadband Initiatives funded in the Recovery and Reinvestment Act are intended to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved, underserved, and rural areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits.
Distribution of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) formula grants were administered by the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP). These include grants to help prevent, fight, and prosecute crime, safeguard victims and hold offenders accountable, support state victim assistance programs and support state victim compensation programs.