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 and have separated out ARRA funding information. The federal site,, 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. These sites are shown below. We encourage suggestions from our members and guests on how to improve this page:



Federal Government Sites

OMB memoranda:
M-09-10 2/18/2009 Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
M-09-14 3/9/2009 Recovery Act Implementation – Improving and Other Critical Systems
M-09-15 4/3/2009 Updated Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
M-09-16 4/7/2009 Interim Guidance Regarding Communications With Registered Lobbyists About Recovery Act Funds
M-09-18 5/11/2009 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.
Departmental/Agency Sites: - 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.   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

Alabama Alaska American Samoa
Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware
District of Columbia Florida Georgia
Guam Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming


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.
  • Wikipedia - quite informative; contains links to other Wiki sites