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(6) Federal Award Administration Information. See also § 200.210 Information contained in a Federal award.


COFAR Frequently Asked Questions

This section of the guidance specifies that Federal awarding agency must display the following Information posted on the OMB-designated government-wide website for finding and applying for Federal financial assistance. How does this guidance relate to the use of the current federal system called and OMB’s requirements that Agencies utilize that system to post funding opportunity announcements and allow applicants to apply through the system?

While the guidance does not specify a particular system for finding and applying for Federal financial assistance, the current system of remains the federal government’s central portal for discretionary financial assistance find and apply functionalities. In accordance with OMB Memorandum – M-04-01 and M-04-05 – Federal agencies are required to use “Find” functionality and directed to use the “Apply” functionality for discretionary grants. OMB Memorandum M-10-16 documented the technical boost for in response to the Recovery Act and reinforced expectations for agency use of, stating, “Federal grant-making agencies are instructed to resume using the “Apply” functionality of for all the programs that previously used this functionality prior to the memorandum (M-09-14), by no later than April 30, 2010. Federal agencies shall also continue using the “Find” functionality of to post all discretionary grant opportunities.”