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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.

 How the Money Moves - Overview

The graphic above illustrates the path of Recovery funds from the federal government to the local level.

  • Congress appropriates Recovery Act funds to federal agencies.
  • Federal agencies make funds available to state and local governments or directly to academia, business, and/or organizations. Federal agencies also provide entitlements and tax credits covered by Recovery Act.
  • State and local governments make Recovery funds available for contracts and grants to academia, businesses, and organizations. State agencies also administer Recovery funds for unemployment compensation.
  • If academia, businesses, or organizations receive funds directly from a federal agency,  they hire others as needed for the project.



See How the Money Moves - The Pass Through >>