Posted on October 19, 2009 11:28 PM
Recipient reporting rollout begins (10-20-09)
The first period of reporting for stimulus fund recipients has ended, and reports were due October 10, 2009. Data is now available at Recovery.gov for the almost 9,000 recipients awarded contracts directly from the federal government. This represents $16 billion of the $339 billion total already obligated by federal agencies or available as tax relief. Over $470 million in funding has come to Illinois in the form of stimulus contracts. Thus far a reported 30,383 jobs have been created or saved nationally, with over 287 jobs in Illinois, by the stimulus funds distributed via contract, according to Recovery.gov. The remainder of recipient reporting for grants and loans distributed to states, nonprofits, universities, and companies will be accessible on October 30. Approximately 112,000 recipients (primary and sub) of stimulus funding filed their first reports to FederalReporting.gov. According to a news post from Recovery.gov, of the reports filed 8,927 were contract awards, 102,901 were grants, and 391 were loans. Reports include summaries of stimulus funds received, funds expended, and jobs created or saved, along with descriptions of the projects and their locations. Though the data can be downloaded on Recovery.gov in 183 different files by state/territory, ProPublica.org compiled the data into two spreadsheets for contractors and subcontractors. The next reporting period will begin on January 1, 2010.