What are the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting requirements and how do I report the required information?

Date Published: July 2012

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The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) was signed into law on September 26, 2006. This legislation’s intent was to empower every American with the ability to hold the government accountable for each spending decision. The legislation requires information on federal grants and contracts to be made available to the public via a searchable website which is at https://usaspending.gov/

In order to fulfill reporting requirements, HOPWA grantees must report required data on their project sponsors in the FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS). HOPWA formula and competitive grantees must report project sponsor identifying information and executive compensation to meet the FFATA reporting requirements. HOPWA grantees that are awarded a federal grant equal to or less than $25,000 as of October 1, 2010 are subject to FFATA reporting requirements as outlined in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance issued August 27, 2010. Grantees are required to file FFATA reports by the end of the month following the month in which the grantee awards any project sponsor awards greater than or equal to $25,000.  

HOPWA grantees are expected to report project sponsor identifying and executive compensation information on https://www.fsrs.gov/. Grantee identifying information is supplied by HUD to this website on a monthly basis.  

Also, the legislation requires HOPWA formula and competitive grantees to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) by visiting the CCR website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. NOTE: The CCR website and other federal websites are being migrated to a single system called the System for Award Management (SAM).  It is expected that this system will go live in late July 2012.  Until this separate system goes live, HOPWA grantees should continue to visit the CCR website to keep their registration up to date.  A future update will be provided about this system migration at a later date.

Tags: HOPWA Reporting and Monitoring - FFATA