Issue Brief 9-24
July 9, 2009

Recipients of federal financial assistance appropriated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, P.L. 111-5) are required to report on those funds within 10 days of the end of each calendar quarter, with the first reporting deadline set for October 10, 2009. Reporting on both primary awards and subawards is required. Many details regarding reporting requirements have been unclear since the passage of ARRA, but on June 22, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memorandum (M-09-21) that contained detailed guidance on the reporting requirements set forth in section 1512 of ARRA.

There is no requirement for ARRA section 1512 reporting on July 10, 2009, as previously indicated in the OMB memorandum dated April 3, 2009.