ABSTRACT

Federal Grant Financial Reporting Requirements and Databases: Frequently Asked Questions [February 11, 2016]   [open pdf - 753KB]

"Congress and federal agencies frequently undertake initiatives to conduct oversight of federal grant programs and expenditures. The ability to oversee is influenced by the existing reporting requirements placed on recipients of federal grant funds. Limitations in accessing information contained in federal databases used to collect grant data also influence the level of transparency into the use of federal grant funds. Congress has also debated the reporting burden placed on federal grant recipients and how to balance grant recipient capacity with the desire for transparency into the use of federal grant funds. This report provides an introduction to reporting requirements placed on federal grant recipients, including requirements that must be met to seek federal grant funds. It also describes the databases containing information about grant awards, the types of information collected on grant recipients, and the availability of that information to the public."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44374
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2016-02-11
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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