The Recovery Act invested millions in new projects that are improving our infrastructue, repairing homes, and much more. But it also provided millions in direct benefits for families, students, businesses, investors, and more including more than $288 million in various forms of tax relief. Guidance on how to access each of those benefits is below.
In-depth analysis of Recovery Act implementation in Texas
• Analysis of Recovery Act Reports: Is Texas Meeting Its Own Needs?
In looking at the initial reports detailing Recovery Act spending, two key questions to ask are whether Texas has been able to direct its expenditures towards areas facing the most economic distress during this recession and whether the reports themselves are reliable and sufficient. (December 2009)
• Recovery Act Funds Continue to Flow [PDF]
Texas Impact report on the status of Recovery Act implementation. (Summer 2009)
• Post-session Wrap-up: The Legislature and the Recovery Act
Legislators began the 81st Legislative Session with the knowledge that an unprecedented influx of federal money was coming, and Texas Impact was there from the beginning, urging the Legislature to take proactive steps that would increase the likelihood that this windfall would provide the maximum benefit to the state. (Summer 2009)