The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

Visit Recovery.gov for more information about the Recovery Act.


Our responsibilities under the Recovery Act included replacing the National Computer Center, dedicating additional resources to processing disability and retirement workloads, and issuing a one-time payment of $250 to nearly 55 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. We have completed implementation for nearly all activities funded by the Recovery Act, with the construction of our new data center the only remaining activity. We expect to complete construction by July 2014 and complete migration to the new data center by 2016.

Agency Plans

We have posted our current plan for using Recovery Act funds to construct a new data center?the National Support Center. Click here to view the plan.

Previous Plans
Overall Agency Plan
One-Time $250 Economic Recovery Payments
Disability and Retirement Workloads
National Support Center

Agency Reports

Reporting requirements under the Recovery Act ended on December 31, 2013. We offer the following links to view our archived reports.

Archived Reports

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Agency Recovery Act
Senior Accountable
Official Contacts

Peter D. Spencer, Senior Accountable Official for the Recovery Act and Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management

Helen Hepner, Senior Advisor to the Senior Accountable Official for the Recovery Act, (410) 965-3807

Recovery Act and Lobbyists

Angela R. White, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Office, (410) 966-0807

General Services Administration Contact

Questions regarding construction of the new data center should be emailed to sfa-nsc@gsa.gov



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Reports of Contact

For SSA guidance, please contact Angela R. White, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Office, (410) 966-0807.