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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • U.S. DOT Agency-wide Recovery Act Plan, May 15, 2009
  • Federal Register notice, May 18, 2009, Interim Notice of Funding Availability for Supplemental Discretionary Grants for Capital Investments in Surface Transportation Infrastructure under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Request for Comments on Grant Criteria
  • Memo from Bart Bart Ellefritz, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Governmental Affairs, U.S. DOT TIGER Discretionary Grants Program, May 15, 2009
  • TIGER Fact Sheet, May 15, 2009
  • U.S. DOT news release, Secretary LaHood: TIGER Discretionary Grants Will Target Major-Impact Transportation Projects, Job Creation, May 15, 2009
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: DOT’s Implementation Challenges and the OIG’s Strategy for Continued Oversight of Funds and Programs, Statement of The Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III, inspector general, U.S. Department of Transporation before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. CC-2009-058, April 29, 2009
  • DOT OIG Economic Recovery Oversight Plan, April 29, 2009
  • FHWA Memorandum: Acting General Counsel's Memorandum: "Ensuring Transparency of Registered Lobbyist Communications Concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," April 3, 2009
  • Feb. 27, 2009 ARRA Certification Letter- DOT Secretary Ray Lahood's letter to each Governor laying out the application and certification requirements and deadlines. DOT also maintains a list of state certification letters submitted from the Iowa DOT or state of Iowa.
  • U.S. Department of Justice

    U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO)

  • GAO Report to the Congress, Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (Appendixes), Dec. 2009, GAO-10-232SP
  • GAO Report to the Congress, Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability, Dec. 2009, GAO-10-231
  • GAO Report to the Congressional Committees, Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed (Iowa), Sept., 2009, GAO-09-1017SP
  • GAO Report to the Congress, Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed, Sept., 2009, GAO-09-1016
  • GAO Report to Congressional Committees, Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses, July 8, 2009, GAO-09-829
  • GAO Report to Congressional Committees, Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses (Iowa), July 2009, GAO-09-830SP
  • GAO Report to Congressional Committees, Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses (Appendixes), July 2009, GAO-09-830SP
  • GAO Testimony Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses, July 8, 2009, GAO-09-831T
  • GAO Bimonthly Review, Iowa, July 8, 2009
  • GAO Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, Recovery Act: GAO's Efforts to Work with the Accountability Community to Help Ensure Effective and Efficient Oversight, May 5, 2009, GAO-09-672T 
  • Recovery Act: Initial Results on States' Use of and Accountability for Transportation Funds, Statement of Katherine Siggerud, managing director, physical infrastructure issues, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. GAO-09-597T, April 29, 2009
  • Recovery Act: Consistent Policies Needed to Ensure Equal Consideration of Grant Applications. GAO-09-590R, April 29, 2009
  • GAO Report to Congressional Committees: Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential, April 23, 2009, GAO-09-580
  • GAO Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential, April 23, 2009, GAO-09-631T 
  • GAO Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, High Speed Passenger Rail: Future Development Will Depend on Addressing Financial and Other Challenges and Establishing a Clear Federal Role, April 1, 2009, GAO-09-560T
  • Recovery Act, As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues is Essential, Report to Congressional Committees, U.S. Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-580, April 2009
  • GAO Report to Congressional Requesters, High Speed Passenger Rail: Future Development Will Depend on Addressing Financial and Other Challenges and Establishing a Clear Federal Role, March 19, 2009, GAO-09-317
  • GAO’s Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency, Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, GAO-09-453T March 5, 2009
    The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has selected 16 states that they will be following over the next few years to provide an analysis of the use of funds under the Recovery Act. Iowa is one of those states. States were selected on the basis of outlay projections, percentage of U.S. population represented, unemployment rates and changes, and a mix of states’ poverty levels, geographic coverage, and representation of both urban and rural areas.
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Recommended Guidelines for Related State Web Pages, March 11, 2009
    These recommendations were provided to the states by the U.S. General Services Administration's Center for Intergovernmental Solutions.
  • U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

  • Supplement 1: List of Programs Subject to ARRA Section 1512 Recipient Reporting, revised - August 7, 2009
  • OMB Interim Final Guidance on Buy America, Wage Rates and Audit and Reporting - April 23, 2009: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released interim final guidance that clarifies application of sections 1605 (Buy America), 1606 (Wage Rates) and 1512 (Audit and Reporting) in ARRA. The public comment period runs until June 22 , 2009. In particular, the interim guidelines clarify three exceptions to the Buy America requirement: 1) non-availability (lack of sufficient quantities of domestically-available materials); 2) unreasonable cost (compliance inflates project cost by more than 25%); or 3) public interest (where application of the domestic preference would be inconsistent with the public interest).
  • Office of Management and Budget, Information Collection Activities, Federal Register notice, April 1, 2009
  • The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released expanded guidance on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
  • White House

  • White House Memorandum, ARRA Non-Compliance Memo, April 6, 2010
  • White House Memorandum, Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds, March 20, 2009
  • On March 3, 2009, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new emblem to identify Recovery projects. The emblem was created by the Mode Project, a Chicago-based graphic design firm. The logo represents the elements of the stimulus package — gears for infrastructure, a red cross for health care and a plant for green technology. To download a high-resolution version of the new emblem, visit the national Recovery Web site.