Comptroller Fiscal Year Memo Letter Head


To:Legislative Leadership, Judicial Branch Administrators, Elected Officials, Secretariats, Department Heads, Chief Fiscal Officers, General Counsels and Payroll Directors
From:Martin J. Benison, Comptroller
Date:May 5, 2009
Re:ARRA Report Draft

Comptroller Memo
# FY2009-32

Executive Summary

The purpose of this memo is to provide departments receiving federal funds as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) with a draft of the MMARS report under development for reporting ARRA activity. This is the first of several reports that will be developed and available to departments for monitoring activity. Information on this report is the result of a series of queries from the Commonwealth Information Warehouse (CIW).

The Report of Grant Awards Received by Fund, Appropriation and Department is currently available in draft format and is available in PartnerNet Office of Comptroller, located in the General Outbound Drop Box.

Departments should review the information presented on the report and verify it is accurate. The current report reflects data recorded in MMARS as of 5/1/2009. Missing data in certain fields is an indication that all of the required set-up has not been completed: i.e., appropriation, appropriation name, description.

We anticipate that this report will be available on a weekly basis in PartnerNet and will eventually be available in DocDirect.

Departments should verify the CFDA#, Description and federal award amount to be certain the information is correct.

If any corrections are required, please contact Kevin Moran, Director of the Federal Grants & Cost Accounting Bureau at 617-973-2606.

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