Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Reporting Help Center

Reporting Help Contact:

Governor Ritter's Economic Recovery Team
Chris Smith,
Director of Reporting and Transparency


 1512 Reporting Fact Sheet


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 makes it clear that taxpayer dollars spent under the Recovery Act will be subject to unprecedented transparency and accountability. 


The website offers many helpful resources to recipients of Recovery Act dollars.  The White House Office of Management and Budget, in partnership with the federal Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, has designed and the guidance described below to clarify and manage the reporting process. 


Because it is important that all recipients provide accurate and timely reports, the Governor's Economic Recovery Team has put together the following resources to help Colorado recipients understand the "1512 Quarterly Reporting Process".


Basic Principles of Recovery Act Reporting:


 1512 Reporting Fact Sheet 


Financial and job impact reporting should always be reflective of what has happened, not what you anticipate will happen.


To calculate Job Impact recipients should use the Full-Time Equivalent calculation described in the OMB guidance and the Federal awarding agency.  This calculation provides an accurate way to look at the work hours funded, but does not necessarily represent the number of people hired.


Guidance from Office of Management and Budget: 


M-09-21, Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 22, 2009)

OMB Frequently Asked Reporting Questions


Guidance from Federal Agencies:


Agency Reporting Guidance
Department of Agriculture (USDA) View Site
Department of Commerce (DOC) View Site
Department of Defense (DOD) View Site
Department of Education (ED) View Site
Department of Energy (DOE) View Site
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) View Site
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Download
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) View Site
Department of Justice (DOJ) Download
Department of Labor (DOL) View Site
Department of the Interior (DOI) View Site
Department of Transportation (DOT) View Site
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Download
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) View Site
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) View Site
National Science Foundation (NSF) View Site
Small Business Administration (SBA) Download