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Navigate Up - Track the Money is the U.S. government's official website that provides easy access to data
related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Now that you have some background on the Recovery Act and, what’s next? Where can you go from here? 


Go Local
A good place to start is right in your own backyard.  Take a look at your state’s summary page to find out the total dollar amount for all the ARRA contract, grant, and loan awards.  You’ll also find job numbers, the cities where most of the money went, and the top recipients.

To dive deeper, input your zip code to get the details on the projects that were completed, or might still be going on in your neighborhood. 

For the Bigger Picture
Review the overall categories funded by ARRA – education, health, housing, unemployment, family services, tax benefits, for example.

Who were the Recipients?
All across the site, you’ll see reference after reference to the “recipients” of ARRA money.   Find out who the recipients were and how collected their information.  You can also find out how they’ve gotten ARRA funding
If you want to know if a company in your state received ARRA funding, go to the Recipient Search tool, input the name, click go, and see all the details about the company in one place, including all the other entities that received connecting awards.

Find Information on Maps
The other way to see a lot of information in one place is on the maps.  All the contract, grant, and loan projects are located on one map.  There are also maps that show whether ARRA money went to the places that had the greatest need – did areas of high crime get COPS funding.  There’s even a map that Lights Up showing all the projects as the awards were made.  For help in navigating the maps, watch the How to Use the Maps video.

Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
It is possible that fraudsters will try to misuse or waste ARRA funds.  If you suspect fraud has occurred on a ARRA project, we hope you will submit a Complaint form to the Board.  Allegations the Board thinks require further investigation are sent to the appropriate Inspector General.  For a personal tour of the Operations Center where the Board follows the recipients of ARRA funds, watch the Who’s Tracking Recovery Dollars video.
Take the Data
And for those of you interested in the data only, you can download it, embed it on your own site, and use it to create charts and graphs. Or you can simply access the ARRA API to build your own applications.