Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness announced this week that her Project: Gray Fox website is ready for use, at auditor.delaware.gov.
“My team and I have worked hard to establish an online resource for municipalities, counties, school districts and state agencies to securely track their American Rescue Plan Act spending so that Delawareans understand how these millions of dollars are being invested in their communities,” McGuiness said.
As American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund recipients begin to spend the approximately $1 billion they are receiving, officials will input their spending information, and the auditor’s website will transform the information into easy-to-read charts and graphics so that all Delawareans can be citizen fiscal watchdogs over these funds, McGuiness explained.
“I have received a tremendous amount of interest and engagement from officials excited about what this initiative means for accessibility, transparency and good governance in the First State,” McGuiness said.
“Kudos to the officials from Lewes, Dewey Beach, Newark, Wilmington, Harrington, Fenwick Island, Georgetown, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, South Bethany, Slaughter Beach and Camden, who are leading the pack and demonstrating their commitment to transparent and accountable government by joining this initiative already,” she continued.
The state auditor is dedicated to identifying fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Project: Gray Fox, McGuiness said, proactively seeks to prevent those issues by providing an accessible, online way for Delawareans to review their communities’ ARPA spending.
“Together, we can build a better First State, and our participants are actively demonstrating their dedication to the people they serve.”
For more information on Project: Gray Fox, visit https://auditor.delaware.gov/project-gray-fox/.