Recovery Act Links
Unlike most appropriations legislation to date, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (H.R. 1, 111th Cong.; P.L. 111-5) has had an unprecedented level of transparency. In the wake of the bill's passage, and with the guidance of OMB memoranda, agencies have posted information showing the status of ARRA funding; and sites such as Grants.gov and FedBizOpps.gov have separated out ARRA funding information. The federal site, Recovery.gov, serves as a collecting point for news and reports from agencies, and as the administration's window into ARRA activities.
This effort has been replicated at both the State level and in the prviate sector. Indeed, recovery.org, published by Seattle-based Onvia, claims to take the government's effort several steps further along the road of transparency and accountability.
These sites are shown below. We encourage suggestions from our members and guests on how to improve this page:
Federal Government Sites
||Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
||Recovery Act Implementation – Improving Grants.gov and Other Critical Systems
||Updated Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
||Interim Guidance Regarding Communications With Registered Lobbyists About Recovery Act Funds
||Payments to State Grantees for Administrative Costs of Recovery Act Activities
GAO's "Following the Money" page
The Act requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to do bimonthly reviews of the use of funds by selected states and localities. This includes the first bimonthly report as well as state-by-state reviews, reporting stimulus fraud and other information.
CBO's Stimulus Page
As part of its "Special Collections," CBO has assembled all its publications relating to the ARRA, including cost estimates of the initial bill, analyses of the macroeconomic effects and spending estimates for certain provisions.
Recovery.gov - Recovery.gov is the federal government's primary site for ARRA information, featuring information on how the ARRA is working, pages that address government accountability, and data on the expenditure of funds.
Grants.gov: To retrieve grants funded from the Recovery Act, click here and select "Recovery Act" in the box labeled "Search by Funding Activity Category:"
FedBizOpps: Recovery Act opportunities Recovery Act awards
State Government Sites
Private Sector Sites
- Google news - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- New York Times "Tracking the $700 Billion Bailout" page - Tells you which firms have received funds, and which have returned them.
- ProPublica - Comprehensive collection of information, with helpful graphics and lotsa links. ProPublica is a left-leaning "non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest."
- Recovery.org - claims to have more information than recovery.gov
- Wikipedia - quite informative; contains links to other Wiki sites