This piece on the ending of the Recovery Act database reminded me--MIDAS got $50 million if I remember correctly. Maybe not, maybe the $50 mill was partly to upgrade the creaky technology at the time.
I do wish they'd included some usage figures on the website--how much did the media and others actually use the site? I know while I checked it a few times early on, I never did go back to see what if any updates for MIDAS had been added. It may well be the best contribution of the effort was to establish a precedent, to teach people what was involved so the next try can be more useful.