Navigating the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: A Government Services Tool Kit
What are your biggest challenges?
Pressure from taxpayers and Congress to act quickly, extensive accountability and reporting mandates that go beyond normal practices, and the need to demonstrate sustained program management and performance like never before — all in an environment in which naysayers are waiting to pounce on the first misstep.
Such is the landscape most government agencies are facing under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Initial guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) around implementation contains critical action steps that Federal agencies must take immediately to meet the ARRA’s objectives for transparency and accountability. For many agencies, such steps may include enhancements to existing funds control and reporting processes, as well as implementation of special policies, additional training, new coding and documentation procedures, and enhanced reporting and compliance monitoring.
Driving Results: Examine your Capabilities
Agencies are examining their institutional experiences and resources necessary to manage the influx of recovery money that often eclipses their normal annual budgets. The challenges of developing the staff and fund/grant management capabilities to establish the infrastructure necessary to sustain results of these programs along with the current operations are significant.
Initial guidance issued by the OMB around implementation contains critical action steps that Federal agencies must take immediately to meet the ARRA’s objectives.
- Funds must be awarded and distributed in a prompt, fair and reasonable manner
- The recipients and uses of all funds must be transparent to the public, and the public benefit of these funds should be reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner
- Funds must be used for authorized purposes and instances of fraud, waste, error and abuse must be mitigated
- Projects funded under this Act must avoid unnecessary delays and cost overruns
- Program goals must be achieved, including specific program outcomes and improved results on broader economic indicators
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