Authority/Reference(s) Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
Revision Date September 7, 2018

Policy

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 and associated 2008 amendments mandates that federal agencies and prime grantees (such as DFPS) report specific subrecipient information. Subrecipients receive federal funds via the prime grantee.

FFATA requires the Office of Budget Management (OMB) to provide full disclosure to the public of federal spending through a single searchable database that identifies all entities or organizations receiving federal funds in any given fiscal year. The public website, which can be found at www.USAspending.gov, is searchable by contractor, state, congressional district, federal government agency/department/program, or type of product or service.

Prime Grantee Responsibility (DFPS)

The DFPS Office of Finance is responsible for reporting subrecipient data through the FFATA Sub-award Reporting System (FSRS). The DFPS Office of Finance must report required information:

  • Annually for existing contracts; or
  • By the end of the month following a subrecipient contract being executed, or when the obligation was made. For example, if a federal grant contract was effective October 10, 2018, DFPS Office of Finance has until November 30, 2018 to report the award. ┬áTherefore, all awards made during October must be reported by November 30th of the same year.

Contract Manager and Subrecipient Responsibility

Subrecipients must provide their DFPS contract manager with required information and certifications by completing the Form 4734, Annual FFATA Certification. DFPS can only make sub-awards to entities that have a DUNS number. For further information on obtaining a DUNS number, refer to the DUNS Number website.

Exemptions

  • Subrecipients that have federal grant contracts valued at less than $25,000
  • Entities with a gross income of less than $300,000 in the previous tax year
  • Federal awards to individuals (unrelated to any business or non-profit organization)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding