The Recovery Act required the Recovery Board to create and manage a website “to foster greater accountability and transparency in the use of funds made available in this Act.” The site displays for the American public the distribution of all Recovery funds by federal agencies and how the recipients are spending those funds.
The site also offers the public the ability to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse related to Recovery funding.
All the data on the site comes from two sources:
• Federal agencies submit Weekly Financial Reports that can be found in the Agency Reported section of the site.
• The recipient data displayed on the site is pulled directly from the reports submitted by the recipients themselves at FederalReporting.gov, also managed by the Board.
None of the data is changed, altered, or corrected by the Board prior to posting.
Recovery.gov went live on February 17, 2009. In anticipation of having to post millions of pieces of information from the recipients of Recovery funds, the site was rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up, and was then relaunched in September 2009.
Watch the video: Recovery.gov Overview