Recovery Blog

An Update on Recipient Reports

Posted in Recipient reporting by on February 1, 2012

Time to update the numbers:

On Monday, posted the most recent quarterly spending data submitted by recipients of Recovery Act contracts, grants and loans.

For the quarter ending December 31, the Recovery Board received 168,265 reports from recipients who had submitted prior quarterly reports.  Additionally, we received 2,928 reports for new awards.

What’s more, recipients reported funding a total of 213,094 jobs in the quarter, the lowest number listed since recipients began submitting Recovery spending data in October 2009.

As I explained in my post of January 27, the reasons for the lower job numbers probably relate to the winter season, traditionally a slower period for construction projects, and the completion of more than half of the Recovery awards.

Most of the jobs funded in the past quarter — 172,242 — came from grants issued by various federal agencies.  Contract awards funded 30,696 jobs, and the loan program, 10,156.

Awards from the Department of Energy funded more than 40,000 jobs in the quarter.  According to the recipient reports, the Department of Education was next in line, funding nearly 37,000 jobs. The most jobs were funded in California (24,035); Texas (12,337); and New York (10,645).

Over the life of the program, established in February 2009, federal agencies have awarded $276.4 billion in contracts, grants and loans. Recipients reported receiving $201.2 billion during that period.

You can get even more information on spending data by visiting and clicking on “Where Is The Money Going?” at the top of any page.

Michael Wood, Executive Director, Recovery Board

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  1. Alliance Tickets said, on February 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Those are pretty interesting numbers. Statistically the winter months are going to have lower job numbers, but I also think that has a little bit to do with our current situation.

  2. amiee montano said, on February 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Heart of Texas Controls LLC a Sub for Johnson Controls was awarded on 2010 a $670,000 sub-project through the VA offices. They have on 1/1/12 filed for Chapter 7 banruptcy leaving employees laid off and are now unable to file for unemployment because this company did not pay into the Workman’s Compensation fund that would allow these employee to receive unemployment compensation. As well as, this company, by filing the Chapter 7 under bankruptcy laws does not have to be held accountable for paying back the 1.5 million dollars in debt they arrcued. Leaving the tax payers once again to foot the bill with high interest rates and tougher restrictions on loans for business. This is despicable. They owe approximately 600,000 dollars to the IRS and are now being bailed out by the government. While the rest of the country is suffering foreclosures and unemployment rate sky rocketing, to see a company get away scott free with no remorse for the damage they have done, its no wonder people have lost faith in this government. What’s worse is that the $670,000 that they were awarded came from the tax paying citizens of this country. Shame on them!!

  3. Home Fitness said, on December 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The private sector is doing good because were spending money that we don’t have and the public sector really isn’t doing much. I’m glad to see that jobs are created but what happens when the funds run out. Good question rightt

  4. Fitness Program said, on December 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah no one wants to be doing construction in New York in the middle of December. Texas and California created a lot of jobs with this funding. That is always a good thing. I’m on my way to where is the money going i want to see if they break it down.

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