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									    American Recovery and
   Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
        in Tennessee




Michelle Earhart | April 21, 2009
“I am proud of Tennessee's reputation
for good government, and I want and
expect us to be a model for other states
in how we handle Recovery Act money
sensibly – turning square corners, and
with every nook and cranny of what we
do and what we spend well-lighted and
visible to the public.”
                 – Governor Phil Bredesen
ARRA Background

 • Enacted Feb. 17, 2009 (64 Days Old)
 • First OMB guidance issued Feb. 18, 2009
 • What’s New About This Act?
    – Adding funding with short life cycles (approx. $787
      billion)
    – Expands Davis Bacon and Made in America laws
      to entitlement and assistance programs (Sec.
      1605 and 1606)
    – Data collection and reporting (Sec. 1512)
    – Governor’s and Other Certifications (Sec. 1607,
      Sec. 1201)

                      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
ARRA in Tennessee




  Source: State of Tennessee FY 2009-2010 Budget

                          American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
        Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
  Budget Impact




Source: State of Tennessee FY 2009-2010 Budget

                               American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
             Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
   Budget Impact (Cont’d.)




Source: State of Tennessee FY 2009-2010 Budget
                               American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
             Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
Office of TN Recovery
Management
 • Equivalent to a new state division
 • Complicated and evolving guidance
 • Extraordinary circumstances demand extraordinary
   actions
    – Staffing at central and agency level
    – Multi-disciplinary team (Budget, OIR, Accounts,
      Governor’s office)
    – Close cooperation among all parties, especially
      including the auditors
 • “Central Office”
                        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
      Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
Office of TN Recovery
Management




                       American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
     Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
Office of TN Recovery
Management (Cont’d.)
q SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
  Monitoring Activities
    -Agency wide action plan
    -Programmatic data captured on a database
     survey form
    -Weekly agency reports
    -Weekly audio conference
    -Reviews (signature policy)

  Other
     -Deadlines
     -Compliance
     -Report reviews
                        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
      Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans
CHALLENGES

• Unprecedented accountability and
  transparency
• Complicated and evolving guidance
• Small timeline of opportunity
• Additional reporting requirements from
  federal agencies
• Additional contract terms


                    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  Speed economic recovery ▪ Create and save jobs ▪ Provide needed services to Tennesseans

								
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