Brief Lessons from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an Inclusive Recovery from the Pandemic
Aravind Boddupalli, Nikhita Airi, Tracy Gordon, Solomon Greene
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By examining federal aid to state and local governments during the Great Recession, we draw lessons that can inform current state and local efforts to build an inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We primarily compare the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, focusing on mechanisms to improve transparency and accountability and to center equity and inclusion in state and local spending of federal economic recovery funds.

Research Areas Race and equity Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities State and local tax issues Federal budget and economy Inclusive recovery Federal tax issues and reform proposals Racial Equity Analytics Lab
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center Office of Race and Equity Research