Updated Guidance on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued updated guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the guidance can be found here.

This guidance covers a number of specific issues that have been raised by agencies, recipients, and others over the past few months.  The guidance is split into the following topics:

  • Guidance on applicability of Recovery Act reporting requirements to Education Jobs Fund in Public Law No. 111-226
  • Updated guidance on reporting procedures (e.g. non-compliance, recipient reporting extensions, paper reports, mark as final clarification, changes to prior reports)
  • Changes for Federal contractors
  • Improving transparency of narrative descriptions in recipient reporting (including changes to the Recipient Reporting Data Model)

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