Recovery Blog

Where the Money is Going

Posted in by on July 2, 2012

Any large government program can be confusing and difficult to understand. The $840 billion Recovery program is no exception, and that’s why the Recovery Board is continually finding ways to make it easier to understand information posted on

Federal agencies — 28 of them — distribute funds under the Recovery program.  How much money has a specific agency distributed to recipients? How much has an agency paid out for contracts, grants, and loans? How much for entitlements? Today (July 2), the Recovery Board is unveiling a new page that will give users of easy answers to those questions, along with other information.

These agency summaries will be available by simply clicking on the “Where is the Money Going?’’ line atop any page. Then click on “Agency Data” and go to “Agency Profiles.” Here’s what you’ll find, based on reports submitted to the Recovery Board by individual agencies or recipients of Recovery funds:

  • The total amount awarded by an agency along with an up-to-date total of funds actually paid out to recipients.
  • A breakdown of funding for contracts, grants and loans by categories, including education, transportation, housing and health.
  • The amount of entitlements paid out in similar categories.
  • The number of awards reported by recipients.
  • The number of projects yet to get under way along with the number completed.
  • The estimated jobs funded in each quarter.
  • The states, cities, and recipients receiving the most funds.

We think this new page will enlighten you about the Recovery program and we would like to hear from you.

Michael Wood, Executive Director, Recovery Board

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  1. Kevin said, on August 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm is one of the most needed websites this country needs right now. Thanks for posting and please keep up the good work.

  2. Heather Bio said, on September 10, 2012 at 4:12 am

    What a great work. Please keep it up. This country needs sites like this. Well done

  3. Ocala said, on October 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Our town who has suffered so much, Ocala, FL has 3 or 4 recovery projects going on and I know people who can feed their families today because of it!

  4. Babosas said, on February 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Totally in agreement. It looks like a very good idea

  5. Cangrejas said, on March 6, 2013 at 6:08 am

    It is a great initiative and I think that very necessary. Congratulations.

  6. Wizard said, on April 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Looks like it’s going to the right place to me.

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