Reporting for DYCD funded Contractors
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requires reporting on the number of jobs created and retained by stimulus spending.
DYCD received ARRA funds through two state agencies:
- NYS Department of State for Community Services
Block Grant (CSBG) ARRA
- NYS Department of Labor for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) ARRA
DYCD must report the number of jobs created and retained to the two state agencies, who in turn will report the information to the federal government.
A job created is a new position created and filled or an existing unfilled position that is filled as a result of ARRA funding.
A job retained is an existing position that would have been eliminated were it not for ARRA funding.
A job is counted as either created or retained, not both.
The jobs reported should be directly created or retained to administer and implement ARRA-funded programs and activities. The salaries must be paid for in full or in part with ARRA funds.
Jobs data will be reported on a calendar quarterly basis, except that the first “quarter” which ends September 30 will include data from February, if applicable.
|| Period Covering
|September 30, 2009
|| February 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009
|December 31, 2009
|| October 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009
|March 31, 2010
|| January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010
|June 30, 2010
|| April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010
|September 30, 2010
|| July 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010
|December 31, 2010
|| October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
Job Data and Reporting Process
Jobs created and retained will be expressed in terms of Full Time Equivalents (FTEs). Providers must indicate which jobs are created or retained by ARRA and report on the number of hours worked in each of those positions and DYCD will count actual number of hours worked and convert it into FTEs.
Contractors will be asked to report only on jobs created or retained within their organizations, in other words, staff jobs. Contractors will not be responsible for reporting on subsidized jobs for program participants, such as in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP); these will be reported separately by DYCD.
Just because a position is partly funded through ARRA does not mean it automatically counts as a job created or retained.
- Example: An
Executive Director may have 5 or 10% of his or her salary allocated to ARRA,
but it would not count as a retained job because it would be unlikely that the
ED’s job would disappear if ARRA funds were not available.
- As a rule of thumb, the larger the percentage of ARRA funds in the salary, the more likely it should be counted as a job created or retained through ARRA.
For WIA ARRA