Comptroller’s Role in Relation to Federal Stimulus Funds
As New York State’s fiscal watchdog, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is responsible for overseeing the financial workings of government and serving as a voice for fiscal accountability and transparency. His office is leading the way to make sure that federal stimulus funds are spent wisely in New York and the public can track spending every step of the way.
The Office of the State Comptroller is responsible for tracking appropriated federal stimulus funds, reviewing and approving all State contracts supported by federal stimulus funds, paying the State’s bills and providing oversight to ensure funds are spent appropriately. DiNapoli’s independent oversight makes certain that the process is fair for businesses and complies with the law, and that taxpayers get the best value for their money.
Open Book New York Federal Stimulus Spending Search
Open Book New York shows the contracts and payments supported with federal stimulus funds. To track New York’s federal stimulus spending, the public can search by State agency, payee, major category of spending or federal program title.
Users can see what programs and projects stimulus funds are supporting, as well as real-time financial information. As New York’s “checkbook” for stimulus spending, Open Book New York fully opens up the State’s books for the first time ever and shows how much and when a check was written.The spending data is from the State’s Central Accounting System, the statewide system through which all the State’s financial transactions are processed and accounted for in New York. The contract data is from the Comptroller’s contract management system. Data is updated nightly.