On February 10, 2009, the Governor issued Executive Order 09-04, which established the Rhode Island Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment (OERR) within the Office of the Governor. The OERR is responsible for administering and complying with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and other state and federal economic stimulus legislation.
The OERR is charged with the following tasks:
- Project Collection and Review – establishment of processes for identifying, evaluating, tracking, and auditing of infrastructure improvement projects and other initiatives required by the ARRA or other economic stimulus legislation
- Certification and Approval – present recommendations to the Governor for certification and approval of all infrastructure improvement projects and other related projects connected to ARRA
- Reporting and Accountability – In conjunction with the Department of Administration (DOA), OERR is responsible for transparency, tracking and accounting for funds associated with ARRA and other federal or state economic stimulus legislation, as well as filing necessary reports and information to the federal government and the General Assembly
Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment
Providence, RI 02903