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IBWC Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)

The Recovery Act was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need. Learn more on recovery.gov. and www.state.gov/recovery/

Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The Recovery Act includes $220,000,000 for the IBWC for immediate repair and rehabilitation requirements in the water quantity program.  These funds are available for obligation through September 30, 2010 and will be used for immediate infrastructure upgrades along 510 miles of flood control levees to rehabilitate the Rio Grande Flood Control System.

USIBWC Awards Contract Funded by the Recovery Act

Agency Plans and Reports

Recovery Plan Press Release

Review of Policies and Procedures for Implementing ARRA of 2009 at the Department of State

Infrastructure Improvements funded by ARRA

Rehabilitation of the Rio Grande Flood Control System | ARRA Progress Schedule

Major Communications

Press Release 3/5/2012 - USIBWC Certifies Rehabilitiated Levees

Press Release 2/17/2012 - Country Club Bridge to Close for 10 Days in March Due to Levee Construction

Press Release 10/7/2010 - USIBWC Awards $220 Million In Levee Work Accounting for 100% of its Recovery Act Funds

Press Release 9/23/2010 - USIBWC Awards Contracts Covering 98% of its Recovery Act Funds; Will Reach 100% this Month

Press Release 9/20/2010 - USIBWC Awards Contracts for Rio Grande Flood Control Projects in El Paso and Doña Ana Counties Funded by the Recovery ActUSIBWC Awards Contract for Presidio Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 9/17/2010 - Statement of U.S. Commissioner Drusina on Recovery Act Funding and the LRGFCP USIBWC Awards Contract for Presidio Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 8/16/2010 - USIBWC Awards Contract for Presidio Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 6/17/2010 - USIBWC Awards Contract for Rio Grande Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 6/2/2010 - Rio Grande Water Supply and Regional Flood Control Issues on Agenda for June 15th Public Meeting in Las Cruces, NM

Press Release 5/25/10 - Rio Grande Water Quality and Levee Construction on Agenda for June 8th Public Meeting in Mercedes, TX

Press Release 3/10/10 - Rio Grande Levee Construction, USIBWC Plans for Asarco Remediation on Agenda for March 23rd Public Meeting in El Paso, TX

Press Release 2/19/2010 - Levee Construction Update on Agenda for March 3rd Public Meeting in Mercedes, TX

Press Release 1/13/2010 - USIBWC Awards Contracts for Upper Rio Grande Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 1/13/2010 - USIBWC Awards Contract for Lower Rio Grande Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 11/3/2009 - USIBWC Awards Contract for Hidalgo Levee Work Funded by the Recovery Act

Press Release 10/21/09 - USIBWC Breaks Ground on Recovery Act Levee Project

Press Release 10/19/09 - USIBWC Awards Contract Funded by the Recover Act

Press Release 8/31/09 - USIBWC Awards Contract Funded by the Recover Act

Statement of Commissioner Ruth Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives on July 31, 2009

Statement of Commissioner Ruth Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives on April 29, 2009

Press Release March 9, 2009

Recovery Act Legislation

  • Title XI
  • Summary
  • Full Text
  • Frequently asked questions about the Act
  • Contracting Opportunities

    For information on contracting opportunities please visit:  www.FedBizOpps.Gov or www.FBO.gov

    Recipient Reporting Requirements:

    Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requires reports on the use of Recovery Act funding by recipients no later than the 10th day after the end of each calendar quarter (beginning the quarter ending September 30, 2009).  The relevant guidance for these recipients is provided in interim Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.204-11 in your order or contract. For reporting purposes, if you have not already registered on www.FederalReporting.gov see the attached Registration Quick Reference Guide for details on how to register.

    Suspected Fraud

    For information on how to report suspected fraud and or to obtain IG reports, please visit:  www.oig.state.gov

    Contact OIG

    We are located at:
    U.S. Department of State
    Office of Inspector General
    Room 8100, SA-3
    2201 C Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20520

    Phone: 202-663-0340

    recovery.gov