2 May 2012

34 ARRA projects yet to start or be completed in CNMI

10:29 am on 2 May 2012

The Northern Mariana Islands are yet to start or complete 34 out of 57 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or ARRA funded projects with 16 months before federal agencies can reclaim unspent funds.

The projects total about 99 million US dollars of the more than 119 million in total grants since 2009.

Of the 57 ARRA-funded projects, only 23 or 40 percent have been completed, involving 20.4 million in awards.

The CNMI has not started three of the projects.

Eighteen projects or 32 percent involving 72 million dollars are now more than 50 percent complete.

The remaining 13 projects or 23 percent involving 21.7 million are still less than 50 percent complete.

The results are based on the latest reported data on the federal tracking agency recovery government, dated April 30, 2012, and covers the period through March 30, 2012.