Systems and Tools Supporting Federal Awards

The following systems and tools are involved in the registration, application, and reporting processes connected to federal awards. (Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please email support@grants.gov to request that another federal system or tool be added.)

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) - TREAS

ASAP, or the Automated Standard Application for Payments, is a platform through which award recipients and federal agencies may process grant payment requests and handle disbursement reporting activities.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - GSA

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a database containing information about all federal assistance programs available to applicants.

Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code - DLA

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) CAGE Code website provides a standalone solution to search for foreign and domestic entities' CAGE information.

Common Data Element Repository Library (CDER Library) - HHS

This federal-wide resource managed by the HHS DATA Act Program Management Office (PMO) facilitates the consistency of federal financial and business terms and definitions and collects the agreed-upon standardized data elements.

DisasterAssistance.gov - DHS

DisasterAssistance.gov is a resource for citizens impacted by a disaster. The website provides information about support and services, and it is also a channel through which entities may apply for financial assistance.

Dun & Bradstreet

The Dun & Bradstreet Government iUpdate tool allows applicants to look-up or request a unique DUNS number, which is required when registering on Grants.gov.

electronic Research Administration (eRA) - NIH

The National Institute of Health's (NIH) electronic Research Administration systems support grant processing for applicants, award recipients, and federal staff.

Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) - GSA-IAE

The Federal Procurement Data System is a searchable repository of data related to government procurement and contracts. Some federal agencies also publish financial assistance data to the system.

Grant Solutions - HHS

The grants management solutions developed by The Grants Center of Excellence (COE) serve both grant-making agencies as well as applicants and award recipients.

Interagency Edison (iEdison) - HHS, NIH

Interagency Edison is a portal through which grant recipients and contractors report to their funding agency about inventions created with government funds.

Internet Data Entry System (IDES) & Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) - DOC, Census

The Internet Data Entry System is the channel through which federal award recipients submit their single audit reporting packages to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code - NSPA

The CAGE Code is assigned to organizations (e.g., manufacturers, distributors, etc.) to facilitate the supply chain. The NATO Codification System (NCS) differentiates between the U.S. and NATO systems, so CAGE was referred to as NCAGE in the NCS community.

Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) - DOD

The Past Performance Information Retrieval System is an authorized web application designed for retrieving contractor performance data.

Payment Management System (PMS) - HHS

The Payment Management System, like ASAP, is a platform that handles the grant payment requests and disbursement reporting activities of grant recipients and grant-making agencies.

Recovery.gov - TREAS

Recovery.gov gives citizens free access to data on government spending associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Research.gov - NSF

Research.gov serves the research community by providing access to important information, thus streamlining business processes among partner agencies.

System for Awards Management (SAM)

The System for Awards Management is a free platform through which entities applying to receive awards from the U.S. Federal Government must register.

Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS) - HHS

The Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System warehouses over 20 years of HHS grant-award program data, and it is designed to facilitate the public and private sector constituent's understanding of the work, availability, benefits, and trends in HHS-facilitated public investment.

USAspending.gov - TREAS

USASpending.gov is a single, searchable website accessible to the public listing information about every Federal award, as required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006.