Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Data Quality, Non-Reporting Recipients, and Reporting of Job Estimates
Requirements for Implementing Sections 1512, 1605, and 1606 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Financial Assistance Awards.
This memorandum transmits the first installment of government-wide guidance for carrying out programs and activities enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Recovery Act”) of 2009. Please bring this memorandum and attachment to the attention of any personnel within your organization who will be involved in these matters.
Standard data elements for reports under section 1512 of ARRA, Public Law 111-5.
This memorandum transmits the second installment of government-wide guidance for carrying out programs and activities enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Recovery Act”) of 2009. Please bring this memorandum and attachment to the attention of any personnel within your organization that you expect to be involved in these matters.
This memorandum transmits government-wide guidance for carrying out the reporting requirements included in Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The reports required under Section 1512 of the Act will be submitted by recipients beginning in October 2009 and will contain detailed information on the projects and activities funded by the Recovery Act. When published on www.Recovery.gov, these reports will provide the public with an unprecedented level of transparency into how Federal dollars are being spent and will help drive accountability for the timely, prudent, and effective spending of recovery dollars.
Supplemental 1 – List of Programs Subject to Recipient Reporting
This document is the data model for recipient reporting that includes the following:
This addendum supplements the 2009 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement (Supplement) to provide additional guidance for programs (including clusters of programs) with expenditures of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-5) (ARRA) awards that the auditor determines are major programs in audits performed under OMB Circular A-133.1
An updated Table of Contents that includes ARRA-funded programs shown in bold. This addendum is effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2008. It should be used in conjunction with other Parts and Appendices of the Compliance Supplement in determining the appropriate audit procedures to support the auditor’s opinion on compliance for each major program with expenditures of ARRA awards.
The receipt and use of ARRA funds by the City will trigger contractual and grant requirements, including accounting and financial reporting requirements. In addition, ARRA imposes some specific contractual and grant conditions and reporting requirements that are outlined in Title XV Accountability and Transparency and Title XVI General Provisions of the Act.
Guidelines being developed by federal agencies in implementing the Recovery Act indicate that contractors and first tier subcontractors will be required to provide data through electronic reporting. Recovery Act funds may be used with other funding as necessary to complete projects, but tracking and reporting must be separated to meet the reporting requirements of the Recovery Act and related federal agency guidelines. Plans should be developed to keep separate records for Recovery Act funds and to ensure those records comply with the requirements of the Recovery Act.
Applicability of Davis-Bacon labor standards to Federal and federally assisted construction work funded in whole or in part under provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
This is in response to [an] inquiry concerning the applicability of Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) labor standards requirements contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to Department of Interior (DOI) programs. Briefly, DOI specifically raised questions about whether the ARRA Davis-Bacon labor standards provisions affect: (1) construction projects assisted under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Pub. L. No 93-638 ("638 contracts"); (2) Bureau of Reclamation projects that continue after the ARRA-funded portions of the projects are completed; and (3) DOI's youth and student labor programs.
This is in response to [an] inquiry concerning application of the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) labor standards requirements contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program under part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6861 et seq.). [The inquiry] specifically request[s] guidance as to whether laborers and mechanics employed by a Community Action Agency will be subject to the Davis-Bacon labor standards requirements when performing work on a DOE weatherization assistance project funded in whole or in part with funding appropriated by ARRA.
Davis-Bacon Act Compliance: Questions and Answers for the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
You can find answers to frequently asked questions dealing with compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act.
This subpart implements section 1605 in Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5) (Recovery Act) and the Buy American Act. It applies to construction projects that use funds appropriated or otherwise provided by the Recovery Act.
This memorandum addresses this issue by clarifying and encouraging States to utilize existing flexibilities to recover administrative costs related to carrying out Recovery Act programs and activities in a more timely manner.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Frequently Asked Questions For State Governments
On March 20, 2009, the President issued an Executive Branch-wide Memorandum entitled, "Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds" (attached). Section 3 of the Memorandum mandates, on an initial basis, specific protocols for oral communications between agency officials and Federally registered lobbyists. The purpose of the President’s Memorandum is to promote transparency in communications with Federally registered lobbyists and facilitate Federal agencies’ merit-based decision-making in awarding Recovery Act funds.
On May 29, 2009, based on OMB’s recommendations, the President asked OMB to issue new guidance, after further consultations with agencies and outside stakeholders, in order to better promote the March 20, 2009, Memorandum’s goals of merit-based and transparent agency decision-making with regard to Recovery Act funding. Based on that process, we have updated the sample guidance for your internal use and adaptation. The attached is intended to supersede all prior written OMB and other agency guidance on this subject.
The text of Section 1553 - Protecting State and Local Government and Contractor Whistleblowers.
On June 24, 2009, the City Attorney's Office distributed a memo providing a general review of the legal implications of receiving federal recovery funds. This memo reviews one particular legal requirement that will affect the City as an employer.
Know your rights under the Recovery Act.
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