ARRA Certifications and Approvals

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), required the Governor to review and certify infrastructure improvement projects and maintenance of effort requirements for covered programs. The Governor also had to provide assurances regarding the state's investments in covered programs.

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Section 410: State Energy Assurances

Date: 2/26/2009

The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will request and use funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) under Division A, Title XVI, Section 1607 . The ARRA requires state governors to certify that their states will request and use funds to support activities that will create jobs and economic development.

Section 1201: Maintenance of Effort

Date: 3/1/2011

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects in Quonset Development Corporation covered programs funded under ARRA.

Date: 3/10/2010

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects in the US Department of Transportation covered programs funded under ARRA.

Date: 5/27/2009

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects in the US Department of Transportation covered programs funded under ARRA.

Date: 3/19/2009

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects in the Rhode Island Airport Corporation covered programs funded under ARRA.

Date: 3/9/2009

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects in the Department of Transportation covered programs under ARRA.

Date: 3/9/2009

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects in the Department of Transportation covered programs under ARRA.

Section 1511: Airport Improvement Program - Newport

Date: 5/20/2009

Description: The Airport Corporation president certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511.

Section 1511: Airport Improvement Program - Quonset

Date: 5/20/2009

Description: The Airport Corporation president certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511.

Section 1511: Clean Water Certification

Date: 2/12/2010

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading "State and Tribal Assistance Grants" to the Environmental Protection Agency. This subsequent certification resinds the certification dated 9/3/2009.

Date: 9/3/2009

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading "State and Tribal Assistance Grants" to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Section 1511: Community Development Block Grant

Date: 12/10/2010

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading "Community Development Block Grant Fund" to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Section 1511: Drinking Water Certification

Date: 2/12/2010

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading "State and Tribal Assistance Grants" to the Environmental Protection Agency. This subsequent certification resinds the certification dated 10/19/09.

Date: 10/19/2009

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading "State and Tribal Assistance Grants" to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Section 1511: Economic Development Assistance Program

Date: 11/20/2009

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Economic Development Assistance Programs to the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration.

Section 1511: Eward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Formula Program

Date: 11/20/2009

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant (JAG) Formula Program to the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs.

Section 1511: Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration

Date: 3/2/2010

Description: The Governor certifies an additional two projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Date: 3/2/2010

Description: The Governor certifies an additional three projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration. This subsequent certification resinds the certification dated 10/30/09.

Date: 2/17/2010

Description: The Governor certifies an additional eight projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration. This subsequent certification resinds the certification dated 2/5/10.

Date: 2/5/2010

Description: The Governor certifies an additional eight projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration. This subsequent certification resinds the certification dated 1/14/10.

Date: 1/14/2010

Description: The Governor certifies an additional eight projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Date: 10/30/2009

Description: The Governor certifies an additional three projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Date: 6/29/2009

Description: The Governor certifies an additional project to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Date: 5/8/2009

Description: The Governor certifies three additional projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Date: 3/2/2009

Description: The Governor certifies a list of planned infrastructure investments to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds under Division A, Title XV, Section 1511 from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Section 1511: Special Education

Date: 11/20/2009

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Special Education to the Department of Education's Office of Special Education.

Section 1511: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund - Education

Date: 4/12/2011

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) to the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Community College of Rhode Island.

Section 1511: Supplemental Discretionary Grants for National Surface Transportation System

Date: 9/24/2010

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Supplemental Discretionary Grants for National Surface Transportation System to Quonset Development Corporation.

Section 1511: Workforce Training for the Electric Power Sector

Date: 12/10/2010

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Workforce Training for the Electric Power Sector to Department of Energy.

Section 1511: Capital Assistance for High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program

Date: 12/22/2011

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Capital Assistance for High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program to the Federal Railroad Administration.

Section 1511: Trans-NIH Recovery Act Research Support

Date: 6/20/2012

Description: The Governor certifies infrastructure investments funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 under the heading Trans-NIH Recovery Act Research Support to the National Institutes of Health.

Section 1607: Acceptance of ARRA funds

Date: 2/26/2009

Description: The Governor certifies that the State of Rhode Island will request and use funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) under Division A, Title XVI, Section 1607. The ARRA requires state governors to certify that their states will request and use funds to support activities that will create jobs and economic development.

Section 2002: Increased Unemployment Insurance Benefit

Date: 2/19/2009

Description: The Governor signs an agreement to accept federal unemployment insurance funds increasing benefits by an additional $25 per week under Division B, Title II, Section 2002.

Other Certifications

Date: 2/24/2010

Description: The Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency Certifies that all ARRA Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds are under contract in accordance with program requirements.

Date: 2/24/2010

Description: The Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency Certifies that all ARRA Drinking Water Funds are under contract in accordance with program requirements.

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