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How can the recipient initiate payment in ASAP?

Funds are typically drawn by Payment Requestors on behalf of the Recipient or by a Recipient with a dual role as Payment Requestor.

To request funds to be deposited into your bank into the recipient's bank account from your their ASAP .gov Account, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Initiate a Payment Request

Select "Initiate a Payment Request" from the drop down menu at the top of the screen.

Step 2: Retrieve Accounts

Define criteria for the account(s) you wish  the recipient wish to retrieve, specify payment information, and click Continue. 

    • You must enter Enter the Requestor ID , which is the ID assigned that was assigned to the individual user that initiates the payment request from an ASAP account.
    • Specify one or more of the following criteria:
      • Recipient ID - the 7-digit identifier assigned to a Recipient Organization or Payment Requestor within ASAP.
      • Account ID - ASAP account that has been setup by the federal program agency. If you  If they do not know the exact Account ID, ASAP will allow you them to retrieve a list of accounts associated with the organization(s) you have identified. You can also enter a that were identified. A partial Account ID with wildcard characters (%) to  can also be entered to generate a list of possible accounts. The more data you enterdata that is entered, the more narrow your the retrieval results will be.
    • You must specify Specify the following payment information:
      • Payment Request Type (Individual or Summary)
      • Payment method (ACH or Fedwire)
      • Requested Settlement Date (if Fedwire Payment Method, date defaults to current cycle date or to the next business day if FUNDS time has passed)

Step 3: Enter Payment Transactions 

Accounts are presented to you grouped by Recipient. Enter the Amount Requested for each ASAP Account ID for which you are requesting a paymentwhich the recipient is requesting payment. If multiple pages of accounts are retrieved, paginate through the pages to locate the accounts that you they desire. Once Amount Requested has been entered, click Continue.

Step 4: Review Payment Transactions

If you wish If the recipient would like to add more payment requests for different accounts, click Add More Accounts which will return you return them to Step 2 pending your their current requests. Follow Steps 2 & 3 for the new accounts. When you When they get back to Step 4, all requests should be displayed. A summary table provides a list of payment requests you requests that have enteredbeen entered. Upon verification, enter Total Amount Requested and click Submit.

Step 5: Payment Transaction Confirmation

Once you submit your the payment requests have been submitted, the system will display a Confirmation. The status of the payment request and update to the Available Balance will vary depending on whether the account is on Agency Review and the Requested Settlement Date.

For additional assistance, the list of common questions as well as a PowerPoint questions and a PowerPoint tutorial on how to initiate payment in ASAP can be found at