Reporting Guidelines for Texas State Agencies
The Office of Management and Budget will provide official guidance for reporting requirements for use of ARRA funds. These resources are intended to provide helpful tips for state agency reporting requirements.
Each state agency is familiar with its respective program requirements and is responsible for complying with state law, ARRA and other related federal laws, rules or guidance.
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Checklist (for receiving, distributing and accounting for ARRA funds)
- Use of Funds Reports
- Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Standard Data for Reporting
- ARRA Federal Stimulus Funding for Texas (Comptroller accounting policy requirements for recording, tracking and reporting stimulus funds activity)
- American Recovery & Reinvestment Act - Recipient Affidavit (PDF, 55KB)
As all governmental entities are aware, the funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) require an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability both at the federal and state levels.
To help ensure that recipients and sub-recipients of these funds comply with relevant federal law, state law, rules, regulations, and guidance, the Comptroller’s office is requiring every recipient of ARRA funds flowing through the State Energy Conservation Office to sign an affidavit in addition to the required contract and federal assurances. The agency is also calling on recipients and sub-recipients to use the affidavit with respect to each and every sub-recipient with whom they contract using funds made available under ARRA.
The affidavit makes clear that false or misleading statements provided by a recipient in connection with these funds or any misappropriation of these funds will not only be treated as a violation of the award agreement resulting in the withholding of funds, debarment, or award termination or suspension, but may also result in civil or criminal penalties, including the possibility of substantial fines and jail time. State agencies and institutions of higher education that decide to utilize this affidavit should tailor it to comply with their respective program needs and regulations.