Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness has launched a new online American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Fund Tracker, called the Fox Tracker.
“The goal of the overall Project: Gray Fox initiative is to maintain transparency between state government and Delawareans,” McGuiness said. “Following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that the state be transparent about how it is spending this Federal money to help create a strong economic resurgence.”
The Fox Tracker webpage tracks the more than $1.5 billion in ARP funds that Delaware entities have been allocated. The website breaks down how much of that $1.5 billion has been allocated to each entity and program across the state.
“So, for example, Fox Tracker users can easily see that the state’s COVID School Emergency Relief Fund received a total of $410.9 million in ARP funds,” McGuiness said in a statement. “Then users can, with one click, see exactly how that $410.9 million has been expensed by school districts across the state.”
The auditor’s office said the Fox Tracker “dovetails” with the rest of Project: Gray Fox, which is focused on detailing how state agencies, school districts, and municipalities are spending the ARP funds they have received. The office added that the interactive charts and graphs available at grayfox.delaware.gov “allow users to drill down into transaction-level details about how state agencies and school districts have spent their ARP funds.”
“It’s a real-time continuum of how that $1.5 billion is being split up, how it’s been allocated and to whom, and exactly how entities are spending their portions,” McGuiness said. “The Fox Tracker and Project: Gray Fox provide the most in-depth, comprehensive information available online about the life cycle of these ARP funds in Delaware, and my office’s website is truly a one-stop shop for Delawareans to track this money in their communities.”
The Fox Tracker joins the already existing CARES Act Fund Tracker, which shows how Delaware state agencies have spent the $927 million they received from the Federal government as a result of the March 2020 passage of the $2 trillion CARES Act. McGuiness’ office said the Fox Tracker data is updated every Thursday, and CARES Act Fund Tracker data is updated every Monday.