Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

. Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Julie Jennings Information Research Specialist April 5, 2011 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R40244 CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress c11173008 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Summary The following list of authoritative resources is designed to assist in responding to a broad range of questions and concerns about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), P.L. 111-5. Links to the full text of the act, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates, White House fact sheets, and federal, state, and municipal government websites are included, along with other useful information. This list reflects information that is currently available on the Internet. It will be updated regularly as other relevant material becomes available. Congressional Research Service . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Contents Full Text of the Law....................................................................................................................1 Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimates ...............................................................................1 White House Information............................................................................................................1 Fact Sheets............................................................................................................................1 Recovery.gov ........................................................................................................................1 Office of Management and Budget Guidance ..............................................................................2 Government Accountability Office Reports .................................................................................3 Federal Agency Websites ............................................................................................................4 State Government Websites .........................................................................................................5 State Funding Allocations............................................................................................................8 State and Municipal Sources .......................................................................................................8 Non-Government Sources ...........................................................................................................9 Contacts Author Contact Information ........................................................................................................9 Congressional Research Service . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) T he following list of authoritative resources has been compiled to assist in responding to a broad range of questions and concerns about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), P.L. 111-5. Links to the full text of the act, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates, White House fact sheets, and federal, state, and municipal government websites are included, along with other useful information. This list reflects information that is currently available on the Internet. It will be updated regularly as other relevant material becomes available. Full Text of the Law P.L. 111-5 (H.R. 1) was signed by the President on February 17, 2009, after its conference report (H.Rept. 111-16) was passed by the House and Senate on February 13, 2009. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimates Estimates of ARRA’s impact on the budget and a detailed analysis of the budgetary effects by title. http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9989/hr1conference.pdf White House Information Fact Sheets Provides general fact sheets on broad policy areas within the stimulus (e.g., education, energy, health, infrastructure) and estimates by state the number of jobs that will be created or saved. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/state_by_state_employment_impact/ Recovery.gov This Administration’s website is intended to be a repository for information related to implementation and oversight of the stimulus. It currently includes overview information about the legislation, accountability reports and actions, frequently asked questions, and funding data, including distribution of funds and major recipients. http://www.recovery.gov Each federal agency receiving funds from the act will submit reports on their recovery activities. Updated reports are submitted each week, as well as detailed major actions taken by each agency and how much money has been spent. Agency Reported Data http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/agency/Pages/AgencyLanding.aspx Congressional Research Service 1 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Recipient Reported Data http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/Pages/RecipientLanding.aspx Office of Management and Budget Guidance The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a detailed guidance document on February 18, 2009, directing executive branch agencies to develop a dedicated portion of their websites for information related to the recovery. This document was updated and expanded based on input from the various stakeholders on subsequent dates (April 3, 2009 and June 22, 2009). All three guidance documents are available on the recovery.gov website: Initial Implementing Guidance (February 18, 2009) http://www.recovery.gov/About/Documents/ InitialRecoveryActImplementingGuidance_Feb18.pdf Update Implementing Guidance (April 3, 2009) http://www.recovery.gov/About/Documents/m09-15_April3.pdf OMB also issued guidance on recipient reporting: Memorandum on the Reports on Use of Recovery Act Funds (June 22, 2009) http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_fy2009/m09-21.pdf Memorandum on Improving Recovery Act Recipient Reporting (September 11, 2009) http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/agencyinformation_memoranda_2009_pdf/m09-30.pdf Improving Compliance in Recovery Act Recipient Reporting (November 30, 2009) http://www.recovery.gov/FAQ/recipient/Documents/m10-05%5B1%5D.pdf Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (December 18, 2009) http://www.recovery.gov/FAQ/recipient/Documents/m1008%20Updated%20Guidance%2012182009.pdf Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (March 22, 2010) http://www.recovery.gov/FAQ/recipient/Documents/ OMB212Sharp_omb_eop_gov_20100322_170428.pdf Memorandum on Holding Recipients Accountable for Reporting Compliance Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (May 4, 2010) http://www.recovery.gov/FAQ/Documents/m-10-17.pdf Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (September 24, 2010) http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2010/m10-34.pdf OMB has created a nationwide data collection system for recipients of ARRA funds to use for submitting their required data. Only registered users may use this system. Data collected will be available to the public on the recovery.gov site beginning October 11, 2009. http://www.federalreporting.gov/ Congressional Research Service 2 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Government Accountability Office Reports The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is required to conduct bimonthly reviews of selected funding recipients and to report on the use of funds. These GAO reviews currently include 16 states and the District of Columbia and are available on the GAO website: GAO-09-580, Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues is Essential (April 23, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09580.pdf GAO-09-829, States’ and Localities’ Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses (July 8, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09829.pdf GAO-09-830SP, States’ and Localities’ Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses (Appendixes) (July 8, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09830sp.pdf GAO-09-1016, Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to State and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed (September 23, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d091016.pdf GAO-09-1017SP, Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed (Appendixes) (September 23, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d091017sp.pdf GAO-10-231, Status of States’ and Localities’ Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (December 10, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10231.pdf GAO-10-232SP, Status of States’ and Localities’ Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (Appendixes) (December 10, 2009) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10232sp.pdf GAO-10-437, Recovery Act: One Year Later, States’ and Localities’ Uses of Funds and Opportunities to Strengthen Accountability (March 3, 2010) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10437.pdf GAO-10-437, Recovery Act: States’ and Localities” Uses of Funds and Actions Needed to Address Implementation Challenges and Bolster Accountability (May 26, 2010) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10604.pdf GAO-10-999, Recovery Act: Opportunities to Improve Management and Strengthen Accountability over States’ and Localities Use of Funds (September 20, 2010) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10999.pdf GAO-11-166, Head Start Grantees Expand Services but More Consistent Communication Could Improve Accountability and Decisions about Spending (December 15, 2010) http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11166.pdf Congressional Research Service 3 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) GAO has developed a website covering not only the above-mentioned fund recipient reviews, but also links to other GAO products and instructions for reporting fraud or misuse of ARRA funds. Following the Money: GAO’s Oversight of the Recovery Act is available at http://www.gao.gov/ recovery/. Other available GAO products include the following: GAO-09-453T, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO’s Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09453t.pdf GAO-09-515T: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO’s Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency for Science Funding http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09515t.pdf Federal Agency Websites Corporation for National and Community Service: http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/ recovery/index.asp Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/arra?navid=USDA_RECOVERY Department of Agriculture – Plans: http://www.usda.gov/documents/FY09_Stimulus_Enacted.pdf Department of Commerce: http://www.commerce.gov/Recovery/index.htm Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/ recovery/ Department of Defense: http://www.defenselink.mil/recovery Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/recovery Department of Energy: http://www.energy.gov/recovery/index.htm Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/ news/daily.cfm/hp_news_id=156 Department of Energy – Western Area Power Administration: http://www.wapa.gov/newsroom/ sec402.htm Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/ Department of Health and Human Services – state Medicaid funding: http://www.hhs.gov/ recovery/statefundsmap.html Department of Housing and Urban Development: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/index.cfm Department of the Interior: http://recovery.doi.gov Congressional Research Service 4 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/recovery/ Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/recovery/ Department of Labor – Employee Benefits Security Administration (COBRA information): http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRA.html Department of State: http://www.state.gov/recovery/ Department of Transportation – Federal Transit Administration: http://www.fta.dot.gov/ index_9118.html Department of Transportation: http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ Department of Treasury: http://www.ustreas.gov/recovery/ Department of Veteran Affairs: http://www.va.gov/recovery/ Implementing_the_Recovery_Act.asp Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/recovery/ General Services Administration: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105234 Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204335,00.html?portlet=6 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): http://www.nasa.gov/recovery/ National Endowment for the Arts: http://www.nea.gov/recovery/index.html National Institutes of Health: http://recovery.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health (NIH), Director’s statement: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/ 02252009statement_arra.htm National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/recovery/ National Science Foundation, Director’s statement: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp? cntn_id=114277&org=OLPA&from=news Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/recovery/ Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/recovery/ State Government Websites (The list below reflects states that currently post ARRA information on the Web. CRS will update the list regularly as more information becomes available.) Alabama: http://www.stimulus.alabama.gov/ Congressional Research Service 5 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Alaska: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/omb/10_omb/budget/IndexEconomicStimulus.htm Arizona: http://www.azrecovery.gov/ Arkansas: http://recovery.arkansas.gov California: http://www.recovery.ca.gov Colorado: http://www.colorado.gov/recovery Connecticut: http://www.recovery.ct.gov Delaware: http://recovery.delaware.gov/default.shtml Florida: http://www.flarecovery.com/ Florida-transportation: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/economicstimulus/ Georgia: http://stimulusaccountability.ga.gov Georgia-transportation: http://www.dot.state.ga.us/informationcenter/gastimulus/Pages/ default.aspx Hawaii: http://hawaii.gov/recovery Idaho: http://accountability.idaho.gov Illinois: http://recovery.illinois.gov/default.htm Indiana: http://in.gov/gov/INvest.htm Iowa: http://www.iowa.gov/recovery/ Kansas: https://governor.ks.gov/road-map/arra Kentucky: http://kentuckyatwork.ky.gov/ Louisiana: http://www.stimulus.la.gov/ Maine: http://www.maine.gov/recovery/ Maryland: http://statestat.maryland.gov/recovery.asp Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/recovery Michigan: http://www.michigan.gov/recovery/ Minnesota: http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/recovery/ Mississippi: http://stimulus.ms.gov Congressional Research Service 6 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Missouri: http://transform.mo.gov/ Montana: http://recovery.mt.gov/ Nebraska: http://www.recovery.nebraska.gov/ Nevada: http://nevada.gov/recovery/ New Hampshire: http://www.nh.gov/recovery New Jersey: http://www.state.nj.us/recovery New Mexico: http://www.recovery.state.nm.us/ New York: http://www.recovery.ny.gov/ North Carolina: http://www.ncrecovery.gov/ North Dakota: http://www.nd.gov/recovery Ohio: http://recovery.ohio.gov/ Oklahoma: http://www.ok.gov/recovery/ Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/recovery Pennsylvania: http://www.recovery.pa.gov/ Rhode Island: http://www.recovery.ri.gov/ South Carolina: http://stimulus.sc.gov/ South Dakota: http://recovery.sd.gov/ Tennessee: http://www.tnrecovery.gov Texas: http://www.window.state.tx.us/recovery/ Utah: http://www.recovery.utah.gov/ Vermont: http://recovery.vermont.gov/ Virginia: http://stimulus.virginia.gov/ Washington: http://recovery.wa.gov/ West Virginia: http://www.recovery.wv.gov/ Wisconsin: http://www.recovery.wisconsin.gov/ Wyoming: http://wyoming.gov/recovery/ Congressional Research Service 7 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Funding Allocations Department of Health and Human Services-Community Health Center Grants: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/napawards.html Department of Heath and Human Services-Medicaid: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/ statefunds.html Department of Health and Human Services-State Funding: http://transparency.cit.nih.gov/ RecoveryGrants/ Department of Housing and Urban Development: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/ recovery Department of Justice-Justice Assistance Grant Program: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/ recoveryJAG/recoveryallocations.html Department of Justice-Crime Victims Fund Compensation and Assistance Programs: http://www.ovc.gov/fund/recoverycvfa2009.html Department of Justice-Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grant Awards: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/recovery-grants-awards.htm Department of Labor-Workforce Investment Act Youth Activities: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/ press/eta/eta20090249-chart.pdf Department of Transportation-Funds for Highway Infrastructure Investment: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510705t2.htm Department of Transportation-Public Transportation Programs: http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ docs/E9-4745.pdf Environmental Protection Agency-Clean Water and Drinking Water Revolving Fund: http://www.epa.gov/water/eparecovery/docs/Final_SRF_eco_recovery_allotments.pdf State and Municipal Sources The Council of State Governments has compiled information on executive orders and state legislation related to ARRA, as well as key deadlines and grants information: http://www.staterecovery.org/ and http://www.staterecovery.org/state-responses.html The US Conference of Mayors has prepared a summary of the act, highlighting those provisions they consider to be important for cities: http://www.usmayors.org/recovery/ State-by-State Breakdown of ARRA Dollars: http://www.usmayors.org/recovery/documents/ report-stateprog.pdf Key Program Summaries: http://www.usmayors.org/recovery/documents/programsummaries.xlsx Congressional Research Service 8 . Authoritative Resources on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) The National Conference of State Legislatures has prepared overview summaries of selected sections of the package (e.g., Medicaid, transportation, labor and economic development, energy and water, broadband): http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=16779 Non-Government Sources ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization, tracks the stimulus and its projects: http://www.propublica.org/ion/stimulus Author Contact Information Julie Jennings Information Research Specialist jjennings@crs.loc.gov, 7-5896 Congressional Research Service 9