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The Economic Recovery Act of 2009 - Policy and Guidance

The following documents outline policy and guidance relating to the Economic Recovery Act of 2009.

All Recovery Act Actions

  • OMB M-10-08, Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Data Quality, Non-Reporting Recipients, and Reporting of Job Estimates (December 18, 2009). (PDF - 24 pages, 189 KB)
    Part 1 of this Memorandum provides guidance to Federal agencies intended to improve the quality of data reported under Section 1512 of the Recovery Act and further outlines important steps Federal agencies must take to both identify non-reporting recipients and take actions to bring such recipients into compliance with Section 1512 of the Act. Part 2 of this Memorandum updates Section 5: Reporting on Jobs Creation Estimates by Recipients (M-09-21).
  • OMB M-10-05, Improving Compliance in Recovery Act Recipient Reporting (November 30, 2009). (PDF - 2 pages, 33 KB)
    Steps agencies must take to ensure all recipients understand their reporting obligations and the consequences of non-compliance.
  • OMB M-09-30, Improving Recovery Act Recipient Reporting (September 11, 2009). (PDF - 3 pages, 51 KB)
    Identifies essential actions that Federal agencies must take immediately to effectively assist recipients in meeting reporting requirements associated with Section 1512 of the Recovery Act and to register and upload required information to FederalReporting.gov before the October 10, 2009, deadline.
  • OMB Memo M-09-15, Updated Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. (PDF, 175 pages - 1.55 MB)
    The second installment of government-wide guidance for carrying out programs and activities enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Recovery Act”) of 2009.

Lobbyist Communications

On March 20, 2009, President Obama issued an Executive Branch-wide Memorandum entitled, "Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds" to foster transparency and facilitate merit-based decision-making in awarding funds. This memo provides guidance as to how to provide the American people with information regarding lobbyist communications about specific American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. This guidance was updated May 29, 2009.

To date, there have been no lobbyists in contact with the Department of Homeland Security regarding issues related to the Recovery Act.



Recovery Act FAR Cases

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provides uniform acquisition policies and procedures for use by all executive agencies. Recovery Act FAR cases became effective upon issuance, on March 31, 2009.


Last Updated: 06/01/2020
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