In the spotlight

  • 950+ participants attended initial trainings.

  • Approximately 60 state and local government agencies participated in the trainings.

Training for Administering the Recovery Act

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Team developed a comprehensive training program for managing Recovery Act funds. To download presentations and handouts from past trainings, please click here.

The training program had two categories:

Recovery Act-Specific Training

Topics currently include the following:

1. Understanding Recovery Act Contracting Terms
Objectives: Understand and implement contracting requirements, including Davis-Bacon, Buy American, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises requirements.

2. Section 1512 Reporting Requirements for State Agency Prime Recipients
Objectives: Explain the applicable policies, procedures, processes, and technical solution for state agencies to meet the requirements outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

General, or “Refresher,” Training

Topics currently include:

3. Antitrust and Fraud Awareness
Objectives: a) Have an awareness of antitrust issues concerning anticompetitive conduct, how to recognize red flags, and know what actions to take, and b) have an awareness of potential contracting fraud and knowledge about how to strengthen internal controls for fraud prevention.

4. Basics of Internal Control
Objectives: Understand and implement appropriate internal controls, including management and employee responsibilities and examples of appropriate control activities.

5. Federal Grants Management
Objectives: Understand how to appropriately administer federal grants, including commonly-used terms and definitions, and key compliance issues including sub-recipient monitoring and Circular A–87 cost principles.

6. Tips for Surviving a Single Audit
Objectives: Understand what a Single Audit is, what is expected, and what auditors look for when auditing programs and activities funded with federal grant dollars.

7. Managing Your Risks
Objectives: Understand the principles of enterprise risk management, how they apply to managing risk for Recovery Act dollars, and how to implement appropriate risk mitigation plans.

For questions about these trainings, please email