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Federal Funds Information for States. General Information September 2009 Reporting Requirements Guidance The Department of Commerce has released specific guidance on estimating jobs for the Section 1512 recipient reporting requirements. The guidance is available at: Economic Development Assistance January 26, 2011: EDA Releases FY 2010 Community Trade Adjustment Assistance (CTAA) Report The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) released findings from the FY 2010 CTAA annual performance report, which provides a detailed description of each grant awarded in FY 2010 under ARRA.

Click here for EDA’s report: The notice published in the Federal Register may be viewed at: The Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement detailing eligibility and application requirements may be viewed on EDA's website at: In addition, applicants can visit: for complete and updated information on the program. Bond Programs Broadband Technology Opportunities Program View the announcement here: Other Programs. Department of Interior to Study BTOP. Broadband Stimulus July 29th, 2010 Staff, WASHINGTON July 29, 2010- The National Business Center an office within the Department of the Interior is seeking a study of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

Department of Interior to Study BTOP

The Request for Quotation states: To obtain Contractor provided services to conduct a study of the impact the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant awards are having on broadband availability, adoption, and on economic and social conditions in areas served by the grantees. Such assessment should take into account a number of key factors such as the nature of the funded activity, existing conditions in the service area, as well as other distinctive characteristics relating to each award. The goal of the study would be to determine if the grants achieved the goals of the program. The full announcement can be found at : You may also like: Tagged with: BTOP, Department of the Interior. BroadbandUSA - NTIA. Each recipient must carefully manage all of the reporting requirements associated with BTOP grants.

BroadbandUSA - NTIA

These resources provide the guidance, templates, references, and other information necessary to comply with quarterly and annual Federal reporting requirements. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Reporting ARRA is the source of BTOP funds and places specific reporting requirements on all BTOP award recipients. ARRA requires each recipient to submit reports no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Financial Reporting BTOP awards are subject to financial reporting on a quarterly basis and each recipient must submit the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Standard Form 425 Federal Financial Report (SF-425 FFR).

Performance Progress Reporting The recipient is obligated to submit quarterly and annual Performance Progress Reports (PPR) to BTOP via the PAM System. The recipient will use the following narrative reporting form for its first quarterly PPR: PAM website. House Saves Broadband Funding. Broadband Stimulus July 29th, 2010 Staff, WASHINGTON July 29, 2010- With a vote of 308- 114 the House has approved a supplemental appropriations, HR 4899, which eliminates previous amendments that would have rescinded broadband funding.

House Saves Broadband Funding

As previously reported two separate attempts have been made to repurpose $600 million from the BTOP and BIP programs for other purposes. The bill will not be sent to the President, as the Senate has already approved a similar version. You may also like: Tagged with: BIP, BTOP, House of Representatives.