Federal agencies are attempting to recover $1.2 million - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Federal agencies are attempting to recover $1.2 million

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Federal agencies are attempting to recover $1.2 million in stimulus grants and contracts from seven recipients. Each has failed to file at least three quarterly reports. This action marks the first time the government has enforced the reporting requirements.

"When we said we'd provide unprecedented transparency of Recovery Act spending, we meant business," said Andrea Mead, Recovery Act press secretary for Vice President Biden.

The law requires stimulus recipients to submit detailed data every three months. Obama administration wants a model of transparency to extend to all federal spending.

The actions include freezing of funds, demands for repayment, or suspension from doing business with the government in the future.

The full list of non-reporting recipients will be posted at Recovery.gov.

Entities receiving sanctions:

  •  Oakwood University in Huntsville received $39,541 in student aid it hasn't reported on.
  •  Talladega College has failed to account for $28,398 in student aid.
  •  The Hawaii Centers for Independent Living received $106,200 from the U.S. Department of Education to assist elderly and disabled people. The executive director has tried to correct it, but the system won't take late reports.
  •  Bayfield Early Education Programs, of Bayfield, Colorado, received $700,000 in stimulus money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  •  Sunland Industries LLC of Los Angeles got a $229,333 contract from the National Park Service to provide road materials to Lava Beds National Monument.
  •  Pridemore Construction of Salida, Colorado, got $60,486 from the Bureau of Land Management to replace restrooms at the Five Points Recreation Site in Fremont County, Colorado.
  •  The Death Valley Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of California received $61,824 for disaster trailers and other emergency housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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