Maryland Companies, Local Governments Non Compliant for Stimulus Reporting

Six Maryland companies and two local governments failed to file their quarterly compliance reports on time for federal funds received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Several companies have failed to file reports for consecutive reporting cycles.
According to a list of Non-Compliant Recovery Award Recipients for first quarter of 2013, Baltimore Gas and Electric, which received $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to install Smart Grid technology, failed to file a compliance report.  A BGE spokesperson stated the company was compliant but that they were unable to upload the report to due to a technical difficulty.  BG&E’s expects all installations to be completed by September 2014.

Hughes Network Systems LLC, based in Germantown, received $59 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement the Rural Broadband Initiative.  A Hughes spokesperson said their report was not filed due to “administrative oversight.”  Hughes’ stimulus grant ends next month.

Washington County failed to file its first quarter 2013 report for a $95,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department to expand security at its impound lot.  Washington County officials did not respond to Watchdog Wire for comment.

The Justice Department also gave the Town of Easton, $41,000 to digitize police department records.
The U.S. General Services Administration gave Standard Solar of Rockville, $3 million to install solar panels on a federal building in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Standard Solar reported zero jobs created.

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According to records BG&E and Hughes reported a total of 341 jobs created for the combined $61 million they received.  Washington County and Easton reported zero jobs created.

Three Maryland companies failed to file reports for two cycles.

Design and Build Contractors LLC in Hyattsville got $4 million from U.S. General Services Administration to replace existing roofs on four GSA buildings to “help buildings become more green.” The company has reported at total of 23 jobs created.

GSA gave Bethesda-based Persaud Companies Inc. $3 million to design, build, and retro-commission three federal buildings in south Florida.  Persuad reported three jobs created for this award.

RMF Engineering in Baltimore received $977,000 from the USDA to make renovations on the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. RMF reported one job created and subcontracted $117,000 to a firm in Colorado.

These companies and governments received over $90 million and created just 368 jobs at a cost of $246,000 per job.

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