Recovery Blog

Recipients Report for the Sixth Time

Posted in Recipient reporting by on February 9, 2011

On January 14, 2011, recipients of Recovery Act contracts, grants, and loans completed reporting for the period October 1 through December 31, 2010.  From January 14 through the 29th, federal agencies and recipients reviewed the reports and recipients made changes and corrections.  On January 30, the Recovery Board posted the recipient data on — the sixth quarter that the data has been successfully collected and published in compliance with the Recovery Act.  There are 10 more reporting quarters prior to the Board’s scheduled expiration in September 2013.

The quarterly reporting cycle is unique in a number of ways.  First, it allows the data to be available on in almost real time, providing an unprecedented level of transparency.  The reports provide detailed information on the expenditures of federal stimulus dollars and jobs funded under the program.  Finally, there has been a high rate of reporting compliance because the data is posted publicly and in a timely fashion.

Looking forward, the Recovery Board is evaluating ways to extend its recipient reporting model and the technologies developed for reporting  to other federal spending programs.

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  1. Anthony Wong said, on February 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    It is great to know government is open to listen up to citizens.

  2. Thomas Hack said, on August 26, 2011 at 7:35 am

    This type of transparency is a welcomed change. Looking forward to seeing some the affects of the Recovery Act at the grass roots level.

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