Recovery Blog

Template for the Future

Posted in Transparency by on June 14, 2011

Earl Devaney, Chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board has laid out a plan for expanding transparency and accountability beyond Recovery funding to include all government spending.

This plan would eliminate redundancies and inefficiencies, saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and providing increased accountability and transparency.  The main feature of the plan is the elimination of eight separate data collection websites across government.  Instead, they would be rolled up and combined into a “universal one-stop shop” consisting of three sites:  one to collect data from recipients of federal awards; one to collect agency data; and one to display and visualize all the data, just as does for Recovery data.

Read the entire Template for the Future.

Where to find State/County Data on

Posted in by on May 9, 2011

There are several places on to find Recovery information and data for a specific state or county.

For data reported by recipients:

  • Download’s free iPhone or  iPad app, which show Recovery projects in your neighborhood as well as at the state and county level and by congressional district.
  • Visit the State/Territory Summaries choose a state to see the total number of awards, the  total amount of funds awarded and received and the total number of jobs for the quarter.  You can also see zip codes that received the most money and the top recipients for the state.
  • Go to the Awards Map and click on a state.  You will find the total cumulative dollar amounts for the contract, grant, and loan awards, and the job totals for the quarter in the lower left hand corner.
  • The Comparison Maps not only display information by states but also by counties.
  • Choose the state and county on the State Data Summary Widget, hit GO, and dots showing the awards will appear.  You can embed the widget on your website and it will be updated when the data on is updated.

For data reported by federal agencies:

  • See the number of awards by state, in addition to the total funds awarded and received  by each state from the federal agencies at State/Territory Totals by Agency.
  • Each agency submits a weekly report with details of their awards to each state.

What specific information about your state or county are you interested in?


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