American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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    Accountability & Transparency

    Quarterly Reporting

    The State of Iowa is responsible for reporting the use of federal funding provided through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act" or "ARRA") and Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act of 2010 (portion known as "Education Jobs Fund"), as well as, the financial, result and job information a quarterly basis to the federal government and the citizens of Iowa.

    The purpose of such reporting is to provide answers to questions such as:

    • Who is receiving ARRA and Education Jobs Fund dollars and in what amounts?
    • What projects or activities are being funded with ARRA and Education Jobs Fund dollars?
    • Are ARRA and Education Jobs Fund dollars being used appropriately?
    • What is the completion status of such projects and activities and what impact have they had on jobs?

    Centralized Reporting in Iowa

    The State of Iowa is a centralized reporting state and uses a centralized reporting system to collect information from all agencies, organizations and vendors receiving Recovery Act and Education Job funds that flows through any Iowa State agency or institution. The Iowa Department of Management has provided reporting guidance to facilitate quarterly reporting. Quarterly reported data is available to the public 30 days after the end of the quarter on Iowa's Recovery Data Browser and federally at www.recovery.gov. It is subsequently updated as reported data is corrected.

    Stimulus Fraud Hotline

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has created a stimulus fraud hotline, FraudNet, for citizens in all 50 states to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal stimulus funds. The public can call 1-800-424-5454 or send an fraudnet@gao.gov. Additionally, GAO's FraudNET is also able to process allegations via a web form.

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