This will be the final Citizens’ Update published by the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office. The Federal Fiscal Omnibus Spending Bill for 2014 included a repeal of the 1512 quarterly ARRA recipient reporting. The Federal Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) recently announced that Q4 2013 will be the final 1512 quarterly reporting period. It is working in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget to develop a process for recipients and agencies to review reports and make final corrections after February 1, 2014.

Over the past quarter most of the recovery projects have been completed. As of December 31, 2013, 392 of 400 awards have over 561 projects and programs that have been fully completed.  For more information on individual projects and programs, and to see stories from the past four years of economic recovery in Massachusetts, please visit www.mass.gov/recovery