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Question Category: ARRA FAQs

How does Recovery.gov differ from USASpending.gov?

Recovery.gov tracks only the targeted investments allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. USASpending.gov collects data about all types of contracts, grants, loans, and spending across government agencies.

Is Recovery.gov accessible for people for with disabilities?

Recovery.gov complies with all of the automatic checkpoints of the Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines, and has been manually verified for nearly all of the manual checkpoints. This compliance has been tested using Watchfire WebXACT progra

What is a fiscal year (FY)?

For accounting purposes, the Federal government uses a defined 12-month period as a financial or fiscal year. The Federal fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following calendar year. For instance, fiscal year 2009 is 10/1/20

What is Recovery.gov

Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going. There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. Within days after the signing of the legislat

How will the Recovery Act work?

Very soon, the different agencies — such as the Departments of Education; Health and Human Services; and Energy — will decide who will receive award grants and contracts. Sometimes the money will go to a state government; other times, the funds will go

I heard I'd be able to track recovery funds. Why can't I do that?

You aren’t able to track funds yet because we have not yet started receiving information from Federal agencies on how they are going to allocate the money. It takes a little bit of time for them to make sure your money is going to be spent wisely. Right n

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