Recovery Act: States’ and Localities’ Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses

Source: Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-830, July 8, 2009

From the summary:
This report, the second in response to a mandate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), addresses the following objectives: (1) selected states’ and localities’ uses of Recovery Act funds, (2) the approaches taken by the selected states and localities to ensure accountability for Recovery Act funds, and (3) states’ plans to evaluate the impact of the Recovery Act funds they received. GAO’s work for this report is focused on 16 states and certain localities in those jurisdictions as well as the District of Columbia–representing about 65 percent of the U.S. population and two-thirds of the intergovernmental federal assistance available. GAO collected documents and interviewed state and local officials. GAO analyzed federal agency guidance and spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials and with relevant program officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice, Labor, and Transportation (DOT).
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Source: Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-830SP, July 8, 2009

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