Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Web Update: Registration Begins for FederalReporting.gov

WEB UPDATE

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009

Registration for Recovery Act Fund Recipients Starts Today


Recipients of funds disbursed by federal agencies through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act can begin registering at a central federal website beginning Monday, Aug. 17.


Registration is the first step in the process of reporting Recovery Act spending information to the federal government. All Recovery Act fund recipients must begin submitting data to FederalReporting.gov between Oct. 1 and Oct. 10. After that, recipients must continue submitting reports every three months, according to the Recovery Act regulations.


FederalReporting.gov is a new website designed to collect data reports from Recovery Act fund recipients and move that information to www.recovery.gov. Recovery.gov is operated by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which was established through the Recovery Act to oversee spending and promote transparency. Recovery.gov is the central source of information about the Recovery Act and is expected to be improved prior to the October reporting deadline.


Recipients must be registered on federalreporting.gov prior to the October reporting deadline. To register, recipients must have a business identification number known as a DUNS number that can be obtained at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Recipients of federal grants and loans also must be part of the government's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database to fill out their reports (register at http://www.ccr.gov).


Between 150,000 and 200,000 recipients are expected to file reports by the Oct. 10 deadline. The Recovery Board encourages recipients to register and report early. The registration process is open between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST beginning today. Recipients can call 877-508-7386 or TTY 877-881-5186.


Colorado state agencies don't need to register at federalreporting.gov. State agencies will be reporting through a centralized process operated by the State Controller and the Governor's office. Questions about the State's centralized reporting process can be directed to chris.smith@state.co.us.