Recovery Blog

Recipient Reporting Questions

Posted in Recipient reporting by on December 13, 2010

If you are a recipient of a Recovery Act award and you have questions about reporting, go to Most answers to your questions can be found in the User Guide on the Download page. If you can’t find the answer there, a call to the Help Desk at (877) 508-7386 is your next step. has some basic information; below, you’ll find answers to the top questions that come in to through Feedback:

Q: We’ve received a Recovery award and don’t know if we have to report.
A: You should contact your awarding agency for reporting details.

Q: We reported in the last reporting cycle and want to make changes to that report. Can we?
A: Check the home page for the time periods when you can make changes.

Q: How do we link two reports?
A: Chapter 10 of the User Guide provides the directions.

Q: The information about an award appears “incorrect” on
A: The problem is most probably a “linking” issue. Contact the Help Desk.

Q: When are we required to report?
A: Recipients report in the 10 days following the close of the calendar quarter – Jan. 1-10; April 1-10; July 1-10; Oct. 1-10. In some instances, the reporting cycle may be extended so check the current quarter’s schedule posted on


Jan 1-10                      Reporting Cycle

Jan 11-14                    Extended Reporting Cycle

Jan 15                         Recipient Review

Jan 16-29                    Agency Review

Jan 31-Feb 21            Continuous Quality Assurance — Period 1

Feb 22                        Office of Management and Budget Review

Feb 23                         Period 1 Data Published on

Feb 24-Mar 7               Continuous QA – Period 2

Mar 8                            Office of Management and Budget Review

Mar 9                            Period 2 Data Published on

Mar 10-21                    Continuous QA – Period 3

Mar 22                          Office of Management and Budget Review

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  1. Robert said, on January 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    what’s going to happen if the Fed continues on it’s course with QE3? More recovery?

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