The data included on this map reflects activity reported as of 12/31/2012. Dots on the map show the projects and activities related to the Recovery Act spending by state agencies in Oregon. However, not all the awards provided directly to the state (prime awards) are represented here. For prime awards that do not have sub-recipients, the full award amount will be shown. But for prime awards with sub-recipients, we have only displayed the sub-recipients and vendors in order to ensure that no Recovery Act dollars are counted twice.
Dots on the map provide the public with an executive summary of the federal reporting data and a look at where funds have been disbursed on the ground throughout the state. In addition to the federal reporting data, Oregon has provided greater detail to its citizens on what and how state agencies are spending Recovery Act funds on a project by project basis. Information on entitlement programs like Medicaid and Food Stamps are also included on the map.
It is important to note that data included on the map relates only to Recovery Act funding administered by state agencies (the Oregon Department of Justice excluded). Recovery Act dollars allocated directly from the federal government to local governments and private businesses or spent directly by federal agencies in the state are not captured here.
The jobs estimate reflects jobs funded with Recovery Act dollars in a particular 3-month period using the methodology required by the Federal government. The federal formula requires that prime recipients (state agencies in this case) report to the federal government the number of jobs created and retained using one standard calculation, translating both full and part time employees into "full-time equivalents" (FTEs). This calculation is performed by adding the total hours worked by all employees in the quarter and dividing by the total hours in a full-time schedule (typically 520 hours). Therefore, the calculation is quarter specific and does not reflect a cumulative job number for the life of the award.
NOTE: The number of jobs reported for each quarter will not fully represent the number of individual people that have obtained paying work directly through the Recovery Act, nor the additional jobs created indirectly by this infusion of money into local economies.