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Recovery.gov Wins Government Mobile App of the Year

Posted in Recovery.gov by Recovery.gov on February 6, 2012

iPhone Screen Image of ApplicationLast week, Recovery.gov was honored at the annual GOVTek Awards ceremony with the award for Government Mobile App of the Year.

The other nominees:

  • IRS2GO App (IRS)
  • MeAnderthal App (Smithsonian)
  • Most Wanted App (FBI)
  • MyTSA App (Transportation Security Administration)
  • White House App (White House)

Sponsored by the Government Technology Research Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and success of the government IT community, the annual GOVTek Awards celebrate “government and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation and remarkable accomplishments…have improved the way government delivers services, interacts with citizens, shares information, and protects its national assets,” GTRA’s website says.

The 2012 awards, announced February 2, honored achievements in 2011.

The Recovery.gov Mobile App allows you to see on your iPhone how Recovery funds are being spent in the nation or in your city or state.

Recovery Funds PTSD App “iHeal”

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 17, 2011

The National Institutes for Health has awarded two Recovery Act grants totaling $1 million to support scientific research to develop a new mobile application called “iHeal.”  Scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology are testing an app that responds immediately to physiological changes in a person suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or substance abuse and proposes an appropriate intervention. Researchers say the technology would recognize “stressors that threaten a patient’s recovery and then [deliver] evidence-based interventions exactly at the moment of greatest need.”

If you think this app sounds pretty intelligent, it is! Learn how iHeal will work by visiting the HHS Recovery Site.

Where to find State/County Data on Recovery.gov

Posted in Recovery.gov by Recovery.gov on May 9, 2011

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

For data reported by recipients:

  • Download Recovery.gov’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 Recovery.gov 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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