Map FAQs: Recipient Reported Data Map


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What is displayed on the map?

What do the dots represent?

How are the dots placed?

Why are there negative and $0 award amounts?

Why are the award totals on the map different from those on the Award Summary?

Why are the totals on the Home Page map different from the totals on the Recipient Projects map?


What is displayed on the map?

Every contract, grant, and loan award that has been made under the Recovery Act is displayed based on the places of performance for the projects as reported by the recipients. You can use the map to find Recovery projects nationally, in your state, county, and zip code.

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What do the dots represent?

The green dots represent contracts; blue represents grants; pink are loans. All were awarded between February 17, 2009 and December 31, 2013. The job numbers shown in the award details are only for Quarter 4, 2013 (October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013).

Click on a dot to see a box with the Award Amount, Number of Awards, and the Number of Jobs for the quarter in the selected location.

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How are the dots placed?

If a recipient uses a zip code + 4 designation for the place of performance for the projects, the dot is placed at the exact location of the project. If a recipient uses only the 5-digit zip code for the place of performance, the dot is placed in the center of the zip code area. If a recipient indicates a state only, the dot is placed at the state capital.

In some cases, multiple awards are placed at one address or location. When this occurs, the dots are stacked in the following order: loans at the bottom, grants in the middle, contracts on top. When you click on a green (contract) dot, grant or loan recipients may also be shown in the recipient list.

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Why are there negative and $0 award amounts?

Negative award amounts may appear because:
  1. The prime recipient incorrectly reported awards to sub-recipients larger than the prime’s total award amount.
  2. A recipient of a grant may receive matching funds from another source and instead of reporting just the Recovery grant funding, the recipient included the matching funds as well.
$0 award amounts appear:
  1. When a prime recipient in one location awarded all its funding to sub-recipients outside the location. For example, a state Department of Education (the prime) awards all of the federal funds to local school districts (sub-recipients) outside of the state capital where the original award was made. The award to the state Department of Education may appear as $0.

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Why are the award totals on the map different from those on the Award Summary?

The Total Award Amounts on the map are based on the location of the recipients and represent the total funds awarded to prime recipients in a location, less amounts awarded to the primes’ sub-recipients outside the location, plus awards to sub-recipients in a location with primes outside the location. For example, a prime recipient A in Missouri awards a contract to sub-recipient B in Arkansas. The Total Award Amount for A will not include the amount for B. And, prime recipient C in Arkansas awards a contract to sub-recipient D in Missouri, the Total Award amount in Missouri will include sub-recipient D’s award. A-B+D= Award Amount.

The Total Award Amount on the Award Summary is the total awarded to the recipient, regardless of their location.

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Why are the totals on the Home Page map different from the totals on the Recipient Projects map?

On this map, sub-recipient dollar amounts are connected to their prime recipients' project locations no matter where the sub-recipient is located. However, on the home page map, dollar totals for each state include the prime recipients and their sub-recipients in the state, minus the dollar amounts for a prime recipient’s sub-recipients outside the state. The state totals also include sub-recipients in the state with primes outside the state.

State Codes - On this map, the projects are placed according to the zip code, address, or state provided by the recipients. The home page map is based strictly on the state code provided by the recipients. If a recipient in Maryland mistakenly entered MA as the location for the project, funds for that project are allocated to the state of Massachusetts, not Maryland.

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