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)