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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL ILLINOIS ARRA CONTRACTORS/CONSULTANTS

The implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is off to a fantastic start in Illinois! Thousands of new jobs have been created thanks to the efforts of Illinois construction contractors and engineering consultants! The primary objective of ARRA is to put America back to work and that is happening all across the state of Illinois due to your hard work.

Another important objective of ARRA is accountability. In order to accomplish this objective, Section 1512 of ARRA requires that prime recipients submit quarterly progress reports for all projects utilizing ARRA funds beginning in October of 2009. As a prime recipient of ARRA funds, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) successfully submitted the first quarterly report on October 10, 2009. Subsequent reports are required to be submitted on a quarterly basis until 2012. The report must include all work completed through the end of the reporting quarter.

In order to submit the necessary ARRA 1512 reports in a timely manner, we will need all ARRA Vendors to submit jobs creation/retention data within the following timeframes:
 

Reporting Period

Deadline for Submission of Jobs Creation/Retention Data to IDOT ARRA Web Application

December 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009

5:00 PM, Monday, January 4, 2010

March 1, 2010 – March 31, 2010

8:00 A.M, Monday, April 5, 2010

June 1, 2010 – June 30, 2010

5:00 PM, Monday, July 5, 2010

September 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010

5:00 PM, Monday, October 4, 2010

December 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

5:00 PM, Monday, January 3, 2011

March 1, 2011 – March 31, 2011

5:00 PM, Monday, April 4, 2011

June 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011

5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

September 1, 2011 – September 30, 2011

5:00 PM, Monday, October 3, 2011

December 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011

5:00 PM, Wednesday, January 4, 2012

March 1, 2012 – March 31, 2012

5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 4, 2012

June 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012

5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 3, 2012

September 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012

5:00 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2012

December 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

5:00 PM, Friday, January 4, 2013

These deadlines are mandatory and must be met. Please take every precaution to ensure these reporting deadlines are observed. We apologize for any inconvenience these deadlines will impose. This information will be posted on www.recovery.gov for access by the public. The intent is to ensure that the good things that are happening because of your efforts are communicated and understood by the public. The nation is counting on ARRA to jumpstart America’s economic recovery. We want everyone to know that Illinois is leading the way.

In order to use the IDOT ARRA Web Application, all vendors must have a valid DUNS number. More information about DUNS numbers may be obtained from the Duns and Bradstreet web-site at the following address:

http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform?rfid=fedrep

A webinar was conducted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 to explain the reporting requirements. A recording of the webinar is provided below for your information. You will need Windows Media Player to view the recording.

IDOT Webinar for ARRA Contractors and Consultants – Webinar Recording

The slides used during the webinar are provided below as well:

IDOT Webinar for ARRA Contractors and Consultants – Presentation Slides

Several questions were raised by the webinar attendees. Responses to these questions may be accessed via the following link:

IDOT Webinar for ARRA Contractors and Consultants – Responses to Attendee Questions
 

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