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Reporting Requirements for Recovery Act Funds

This page provides information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's reporting requirements and contact information for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Office of the Secretary (OS) Help Desk.

Contacting the Help Desk

The AHRQ OS Help Desk is available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Phone: 1-877-681-8986

Every taxpayer dollar spent on our Nation's economic recovery must be subject to unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability. To ensure that the public receives as much information as possible on the implementation of the Recovery Act, Federal agencies and recipients of Recovery Act funding are required to report dozens of data elements. There are very specific reporting requirements for all recipients of funds provided through the Recovery Act.

Reporting for recipients of Recovery Act fund from AHRQ will occur on the Web site In addition, all AHRQ grantees are required to submit reports using AHRQ Research Reporting System, or ARRS, as specified in the terms of the award.

Reporting on

Recipients and sub-recipients must post quarterly data in January, April, July, and October on During these reporting months, recipients submit their reports from the 1st to the 10th. AHRQ then checks them for completeness and accuracy from the 11th to the 21st and provides guidance to recipients. Federal funding agencies then review them and make any necessary corrections from the 22nd to 29th. Data goes live on the 30th, and recipient reports are available for public viewing at

Resources that may be helpful in understanding and completing reporting requirements are below.

Current as of May 2010

Internet Citation:

Reporting Requirements for Recovery Act Funds. May 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD.


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