In keeping with the holiday season, here’s some information on who among stimulus recipients have been put on the “naughty” list.
The federal Recovery Accountability Transparency Board has released its list of stimulus recipients who either filed late or failed to file for the first reporting period. Unfortunately, it’s a clunky 238-page PDF here. And it’s not broken down by state. It lists more than 4,300 awards that were not reported and the reasons given for the lack of information (the “dog ate my homework” excuses).
I did a quick search of the non-reporting document for Oklahoma recipients. I came up with 17, but I’m pretty sure there’s more on there because I didn’t search for every possible city or county that might have received money in the state.
Here’s a partial list of what I did find. Scroll right to see the reasons given:
If you’re curious, take a look yourself at the original lists and let me know what else you find.
UPDATE, 3:10 p.m, 12/17/09: Despite the “naughty” list, it looks like Oklahoma recipients fared well in the number of changed and corrected reports. The state had the best showing of all when you look at the percentage of stimulus reports that were changed. Out of 3,656 recipient reports in Oklahoma, 229 were changed, or just 6 percent. Nebraska fared the worst, with 73 percent of its reports getting changed after their initial report. You can see the rest of the list here.
Written by Paul Monies