Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. — Workers lay new pavement to repair a parking lot.

Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. — Workers lay new pavement to repair a parking lot.
"Please be advised that the December 2013 Financial and Activity Report (FAR) represented the final ARRA report that was required by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB). Accordingly the RATB has not received any future FAR updates from the Department of Defense (DoD)."

As part of the Recovery Act, DoD has identified over 4,000 construction, facility repair, and research projects. Information about related contracting opportunities is regularly uploaded by DoD to the website, so businesses interested in contracting opportunities should use that site to discover business opportunities.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is providing this information for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding recipients that is necessary to effectively implement the reporting requirements included in Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The July memo issued by OMB (M-09-21Guidance) indicates that prime recipients and sub- recipients are the owners of the data submitted. Recipients are to report on the amount of recovery funds received, a list of projects and activities for which the funds will be used, an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity, an estimate of the number of jobs created and/or retained by the project or activity, and details surrounding State and Local government investment in the project or activity.

Due to the limited number of grants, recipients of Recovery Act funded grants are required to report directly to Federal Statistical methodologies will not be used for reporting jobs created and/or retained by the project or activity. Utilization of this online reporting tool will ensure standardized reporting compliance for the Department's Recovery Act funded grants. DoD expects all grantees to directly and comprehensively collect the jobs information for their projects, as well as the projects of any sub-recipients and vendors.

On March 20, 2009, the President issued a memo outlining requirements that executive department and agency employees must follow regarding communications with federally registered lobbyists about Recovery Act funds. The memo requires that such communications be documented, and that the documentation be posted on the department's Recovery Act website. For additional information, please see Section 3 of "Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds".

  • DoD Interim Instructions Regarding Communications with Federally Registered Lobbyists (pdf)
  • Federally Registered Lobbyist Disclosure Form for DoD Employees (pdf form)
  • Documented communications with Federally Registered Lobbyists
    • Communications with Lobbyist - May 21, 2009 (pdf)