Federal Agency ARRA Funding
NASACT Webinar: ARRA Reporting Round Two – What Worked, What Didn’t, and What’s Next
NASACT , in conjunction with the Association of Government Accountants and the Association of Local Government Auditors , will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 2:00pm to 3:50pm EST, to address the key issues and lessons learned from the first round of reporting required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act . The webinar will address the many challenges and responsibilities government accountability professionals face moving forward. Speakers will include the following:
Web Site Helps Make Stimulus Activity Clear to Taxpayers
As stimulus activity increases and funds begin to flow into state government activities, tracking stimulus funds will be increasingly difficult. Stateline.org is run by a nonprofit news organization to monitor governmental activity and report in an easy-to-follow fashion. In their section Stimulus and the States , Stateline provides well-organized news articles as well as graphics and charts to help understand the complexity of state stimulus activity. Also, there are links by state to specific state Web sites. Click here to visit Stateline.org.
OMB A-133 Compliance Supplement for 2009 Provides Additional ARRA Guidance
On May 26, 2009, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the 2009 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement (the Supplement) effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2008, superseding the 2008 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement . The new annual Supplement contains information updated to reflect new programs, deleted programs and modified program requirements. Some of the highlights of the regular supplement include:
As Stimulus Deadline Passes, Progress Reports from Federal Agencies Come Due
90 Days have passed since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law, and federal agencies are required to report their progress to Congress. Michael Grabell at ProPublica has compiled a quick reference chart to see how federal agencies are measuring up under ARRA. Click here for the chart.
Detailed Stimulus Funding Analysis by State
The Democratic Policy Committee Web site provided an interactive breakdown of stimulus funds by state as issued in the recent American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) . The site uses a simple point and click map to access each state’s allotments under the Act. For states in the Southeast, see summaries below: Alabama Florida Georgia North Carolina South Carolina Virginia The site is part of a continuing effort to provide greater transparency in government funding. Click here to visit the site.
Sen. Hagen Details Impact of Stimulus Spending for North Carolina
On Monday, March 30, Senator Kay Hagan (D, NC) published a guide detailing federal stimulus expenditures in North Carolina. The guide is available as a free pdf download . She writes in the introduction, “In order to help North Carolinians take advantage of the recovery package, I have assembled this Resource Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. [The] guide compiles information on many federal programs and funding opportunities available to individuals, communities and businesses in North Carolina.” The guide is remarkably detailed and simple to read, and divided by industry, providing relevant information and web links to associated agency pages. Notable funding. Read More.