Where the federal recovery money is going

recovery money map

A screengrab from the Recovery.gov

Check it out: Recovery.gov -- the federal government's web site for "providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending" -- has a map function that lets you see where stimulus money is going locally.

As it happens, recovery money has ended up in a lot of spots in the Capital Region. Some of the places you'd probably expect -- some you might not. A few examples from dots on the map:

New York State's reported recovery money total is now more than $13 billion, according to the site.

(Thanks, Stephen!)

screengrab: Recovery.gov


Heard a story on NPR last month that a non-gov website, www.recovery.ORG, actually has more up-to-date information on contracts etc.

Tracking Stimulus Dollars: Recovery.org on NPR Morning Edition
Posted by editor on September 23rd, 2009.
Onvia CIO Eric Gillespie was interviewed for an NPR Morning Edition story on tracking stimulus dollars. The story compares economic stimulus tracking from Onvia’s Recovery.org with that of the federal government’s Recovery.gov, saying, “(Recovery.org) is not run by the government, but it also tracks the stimulus - and much of its information is more up to date.”

Using Onvia data, NPR was able to show listeners that only about $26 billion in capital contracts has been awarded. Recovery dollars are just now starting to really flow to projects and to contractors, which means the opportunities for government contractors are increasing every day.

“(We track) millions and millions of transactions that are happening around the country all the time,” Gillespie says in the interview. “Whether you are selling paving services or highways, or you sell copy paper, wireless routers, we let you know when someone at any level of government wants to buy what you’re selling.”

To listen to the complete story, visit http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112893572

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