Department of Energy

Recovery Act

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- commonly called the “stimulus” -- was designed to spur economic growth while creating new jobs and saving existing ones.

Through the Recovery Act, the Energy Department invested more than $31 billion to support a wide range of clean energy projects across the nation -- from investing in the smart grid and developing alternative fuel vehicles to helping homeowners and businesses reduce their energy costs with energy efficiency upgrades and deploying carbon capture and storage technologies. The Department’s programs helped create new power sources, conserve resources and aligned the nation to lead the global energy economy.

Successes of the Recovery Act

DOE Recovery Awards

Questions about the Energy Department's Recovery Act activity? Contact us!

Please direct your questions to the Oak Ridge Clearinghouse at 1-877-496-2310, and select Option 4. If you wish to correspond by email, please use the address