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The Recovery Act clearly states, "every taxpayer dollar spent on our economic recovery must be subject to unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability." In accordance with this objective, Section 1512(c) of the Recovery Act established a quarterly reporting requirement that applies to recipients of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS Office), and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Recovery Act awards. Quarterly Section 1512 (c) reports must be submitted through http://www.recovery.gov/arra/FAQ/Pages/RecipientReporting.aspx. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) encourages all prime recipients and delegated sub-recipients to register as soon as possible. Registration may take up to 8 business days to complete. To register, a recipient must have a DUNS number and be registered in the Central Contractor Registration.

Latest News with Recipient Reporting

New FederalReporting.gov Timeline

The next report, due by October 14, 2013, will include performance and financial activities for the period July 1 - September 30, 2013. FederalReporting.gov will be available for reporting from October 1 - 14, 2013. An up-to-date timeline for the reporting and review of data is available at: https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/documentation/timeline.pdf.

New Tips for Successful Recovery Act Reporting

OJP has recently developed a new reference guide — Tips for Successful Recovery Act Reporting — to assist Recovery Act grant recipients in creating and submitting an error-free and quality report. This quick tips guide provides guidance in:

  • Ensuring OJP receives your report.
  • Avoiding common significant errors found in reports.
  • Creating an accurate and transparent report for the public.
  • Submitting your final Section 1512(c) report in FederalReporting.gov.

Recipient Reporting Tools

The Department of Justice has developed various guidance documents and tools to assist Recovery Act recipients in meeting their reporting requirements.

Calculating Jobs Data

Please refer to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-10-08, Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Data Quality, Non-Reporting Recipients, and Reporting Job Estimates published on December 18, 2009.

Part 2 of this Memorandum, Replacement of Section 5 of M-09-21, updates the guidance for jobs data reporting. The updated guidance reflects an important change and simplification to the manner in which job estimates are calculated and reported. Recipients will now report job estimates on a quarterly, rather than cumulative, basis. Recipients will report job estimate totals by dividing the hours worked in the reporting quarter (i.e., the most recent quarter) by the hours in a full-time schedule in that quarter. A second important change is in the definition of a job created or retained. The updated guidance defines jobs created or retained as those funded in the quarter by the Recovery Act.

OJP has created a jobs calculation tool to assist recipients in reporting job data. Jobs Calculator (Updated: June 2010)

Department of Justice Recovery Act Websites

Office of Management and Budget Guidance and Resources

OMB Guidance
White House Recovery Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/recovery/
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Recovery Page: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/recovery_default/

FederalReporting.gov Guidance and Resources

Recovery Act 1512(c) Report Submissions http://www.FederalReporting.gov
Report Submission Templates: https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/downloads.do#templates

FederalReporting.gov Helpdesk
Phone: 877-508-7386
TTY: 877-881-5186
E-mail: Support@FederalReporting.gov

FederalReporting.gov and Recovery.gov Resources
FederalReporting.gov User Guide: https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/downloads.do#docs
FederalReporting.gov FAQs: https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/faq.do
Public Access to Recovery Act Spending: http://www.Recovery.gov

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