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Recovery Resources – Stimulus (ARRA)

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a massive economic recovery package designed to stimulate the economy and help the nation cope with the ongoing recession. The law includes hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to states to help create new jobs, billions to help individuals and businesses, and nearly $300 billion in tax cuts. The AIA Government Advocacy team has created a resource center to supply our components with as many tools possible to advocate for our members.

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Take Action

  • Send an appointment request letter to your state or local officials. This letter can be modified to fit your needs.
  • Advocate for the use of AIA Contract Documents® on stimulus projects. For assistance, please contact the AIA Contract Documents team
  • Ken Cobleigh, managing director and counsel, AIA Contract Documents content (202-626-7321)
  • Susan Van Bell, associate counsel, AIA Contract Documents content (202-626-7397)
  • Summary of state usage of AIA Contract Documents. This list is not exhaustive. The data is obtained from an SGN survey conducted in December 2008.  If AIA Contracts Documents are used in your state and not listed here or if this list is incorrect in anyway, please contact us.

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Why Should You Help

Tools to Advocate

The AIA believes that by investing in green schools, green affordable housing, transit development, and livable communities, we will not only create many new jobs, but will save Americans money and will modernize our country. Our infrastructure is crumbling and our schools are failing. Investing in them is investing in our future. Below are talking points, facts and figures, and templates aimed to help illustrate these points:

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Thank you for your interest in the AIA's plan to Rebuild and Renew America.


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