Public notice
Stimulus fund map online for Minnesota

Description: Web based tool details Minnesota ARRA funding to the project level
Date: November 18, 2009
Subject(s): Geographic information systems; Economic development; Government spending
Creator(s): Minnesota Department of Administration. Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis. Land Management Information Center
Contributor: Nancy Rader
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Administration. Geographic and Demographic Analysis Division. Land Management Information Center

Minnesotans can now easily track stimulus dollars at work across the state using an interactive map on the state’s Recovery.MN Web site. The new feature provides details about American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) spending down to the project level. The mapping tool and other ARRA funding information can be found at http://www.recovery.mn/.

“Minnesota state agencies went above and beyond the federal stimulus reporting requirements in order to provide greater accessibility and transparency,” said Minnesota Management & Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson. “Citizens can now easily track where and how stimulus funds are used in their state, county, or backyard.”

 The new state mapping feature provides more specific information on ARRA spending than is available on federal web sites. This site combines the state’s most recent ARRA reporting with additional project level details. The result is the ability to see exactly where stimulus money is being spent, what it is being used for, and how many jobs have been created or saved.  The new feature, a collaborative effort between Minnesota Management & Budget and the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office, allows the user to access information by sorting features such as address or funding category.
 
The mapping data represents only state-administered ARRA funds and does not include ARRA dollars awarded to other entities directly by the federal government. Additional information on non-state administered ARRA programs can be found on the federal website, Recovery.gov

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