Recovery Blog

Why There Might Not be a Dot on a Map

Posted in Recipient reporting, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on January 26, 2011

Under Section 1512 of the Recovery Act, most prime and sub-recipients of Recovery awards are required to report quarterly on the status of their awards. But, there are some recipients who have received Recovery awards who are not required to report. Recipients that fall into this category are:

  • Recipients of loan or grant awards less than $25,000
  • Individuals receiving direct payments, such as the one-time $250 payment
  • Recipients of Small Business Loan guarantees, such as the Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz, California that received a SBA Loan. (Recipients of 100 percent guaranteed loans awards through the Federal Financing Bank are required to report.)
  • Recipients of USDA’s Single Family Housing Loan awards
  • Recipients of housing vouchers funded under the Recovery Act by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Recipients who do not fall into one of the categories above are required to report. If they have not, they will appear on the Non-Compliers list.

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  1. richard said, on January 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

    why the gov. bring back the cost of living. to the.we can not we can not live on what we get.what about low income

  2. DIANE said, on January 31, 2011 at 8:58 am

    i HAVE BEEN GETTING FLOODED FOR OVER NINE YEARS,i HAVE CONTACTED THE MAYOR,AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS TO NO AVAIL.THE REDID MY STREET OVER AND PITCHED IT TOWARDS MY HOME,THE TOWN SOLUTION WAS TO PUT A BERMER IN FRONT OF MY DRIVEWAY THE WATER JUST GOES RIGHT OVER IT POOLS IN MY DRIVEAWY GOES DOWN THE SIDE OF MY HOME WHICH NOW HAS A HUGE SINK HOLE UNDER MY STAIRS AND BESIDE MY HOME.I HAVE REPLACED MY HOTWATER TANK TWICE AND MY FURNACE (9YEARS OLD)i HAVE A TOWN DRAIN EASEMENT WHICH ALSO RUNS THRU MY BACKYARD SO THAT ALSO GETS FLOODED.i AM AFRAID TO LET MY KIDS PLANT A GARDEN BECAUSE I GET ALL THE WATER FROM THE WHOLE STREET AND GOD KNOWS WHATS IN ITEVERY TIME IT RAINS I GET FROM AN INCH TO A FOOT OF ALL THIS WATER!i BECOME SICK FOR DAYS EVERYTIME THIS HAPPENS.WE HAD TO TAKE DOWN THE SIDE WOOD BECAUSE OF MOLD !IS THERE ANY GRANT MONEY TO HELP ME FIX ALL THESE ISSUES OR SOMEONE TO HELP?

  3. Cynthia said, on February 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I am the Director of a Small PHA that received Recovery Act Funds. We made significant improvements to our affordable rental units with these funds. I was very excited when asked to participate in a Monitoring and Overisght Audit conducted by the OIG for HUD Audits.

    That process was supposed to recognize additional and significant barriers & obstacles that were already known to be existing in my working environment, it was sad that I had to do all my own research in my spare time to figure all this out but after 3 months of this Audit, one becomes a bit unnerved! I realized it was all about Transparency and Accountability and I am surrounded by mounds of paperwork and attempts to keep all the records needed to explain every little thing. I recognized that there should be a report going back up the line eventually to the President about how successful this initiative was in my Community. Pretty wishful thinking you say? I surely thought it sounded like a breath of fresh air. Do your own homework you’ll see!

    I believed we would receive a gold star for our performance under this initiative (well at least thats what I told our Regional IG) and I most certainly shared all additional information with our Auditor about other issues that hindered our abilities. Unfortunately, when the Audit was complete, I realized no-one on the reporting and monitoring end of this process cared or intended to let our success be known, they just rushed to meet the deadline they were given and asked me to agree that I had issues for which they were in a position to share part of the blame and provide technical support (having heard this how many times already, how could I think this time they really meant it’s not all my fault). Having used all this time to count the things I failed to do according to policy, regulation, guidance etc. To date, no one has shown where we could have accomplished as much within such a short amount of time with the $$, or offerred any other way we would have achieved a better end result or more cost savings. There most definitely was not any issue of fraud, waste or abuse, just a small agency with 1 person trying to do so much of this work and being overwhelmed but still managing to do a terriffic job here on Main St.

    We merely ended up being the fall guy to protect alot of other people’s jobs that were being created or retained as part of this hierachy and initiative. And it’s still causing problems for us 2 years after we started our small part of of The Recovery and Reinvestment Act, not to mention it’s been a few days shy of a year since the IG Audit ended yet my small agency is still under intense and ongoing monitoring and oversight review……..How much $$$ did/will all this be costing? Just concerned as a taxpayer among other things.

    Longer story short, what this resulted in was a black mark on our efforts and although the substantial part of our work was done before our Audit even began, the nightmare is still continuing at my small Agency and we are barely surviving all the after affects. So far it’s merely an intent to keep the pressure on by some that were actually a part of the reason our small agency did not perform so well, where were they all these years when we were seeking basic guidance & assistance?

    I continue to hold my head high each day and do not feel like I accomplished any less than what was expected. I sympathize with others that are still sufferring as a result of getting caught up in this, when missing or forgotten documentation, an inability to keep up with all the policies and procedures already in place and in spite of new programs/policies/rules/reporting and/at times just the simple failure to keep up with ever changing guidance which again was already expected to be a problem for us.

    How much easier it was to just place the blame on the small guy instead of recognizing that the initiative to follow the money actually worked…….now here I am still pleading to move along to something more important while I repair all the damage done here on Main Street! We all know the good results we accomplished and cannot further explain why other PHA’s in our general area (Phila PA etc. may have ended up in such turmoil for so many years as a result of obvious and blatant disregard for the purpose and mission to accomplish good things for those we serve).

    So could we just keep it moving please, I have more important work to do and I’ve not done anything significant enough to deserve anything more than the recognition I will never be given…Enough Said! Peace out, send more $$$ it really does work when we do the right things with it :)

  4. Dan Bentley said, on September 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I wonder why the level is set at $25,000? Why not go with something like 50?


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