Assistance Awards Administrative Tools

List of Sites and Systems

The WHS/AD Assistance Management Process reflects established policies and regulations. The sites and systems listed below assist with lifecycle management.

  • System for Award Management (SAM) – SAM is the Official U.S. Government system where businesses and organizations must register to do business with the U.S. Government.A Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is issued once the SAM registration process is complete. Those interested in applying for an assistance opportunity in must have a SAM UEI and maintain an active SAM registration. Program assistance listings are found on SAM; however, notices of funding opportunities are found on
  • – is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Be sure to see the Learn Grants section for the latest information about Federal Grants.
  • DoD Assistance Awards Website – This is a repository for all policy documents and information for the DoD assistance awards community to learn how assistance awards are processed in DoD.
  • Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) – a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
  • Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) – When an organization spends $750,000 or more in Federal grant funds in a fiscal year, they are required to submit an audit. The purpose of the FAC is to disseminate audit information to Federal Agencies and the public, support OMB oversight and assessment of Federal award audit requirements, assist Federal cognizant and oversight agencies in obtaining data and reporting packages, and help auditors and auditees minimize the reporting burden of complying with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) audit requirements found within 2 CFR § 200, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.”
  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Sub-Award Reporting System (FSRS) – FSRS is the reporting tool Federal prime awardees (i.e., prime contractors and prime grants recipients) use to capture and report subaward and executive compensation data regarding their first-tier subawards to meet the federal reporting requirements.
  • Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) – The primary enterprise procure-to-pay (P2P) application for the Department of Defense and its supporting agencies.The Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) module of this system is where grantees submit invoices to draw down Federal funding.Recipients should complete the WAWF Web-Based Training Course and use the Practice Training Site before submitting payment requests through WAWF.
  • The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) – As a part of, FAPIIS contains specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees. FAPIIS provides users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS reporting module in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).
  • USASpending.Gov – This website was created to provide the public with information about how their tax dollars are spent. Collecting data about the various types of contracts, grants, loans, and other types of spending in our government will provide a broader picture of the Federal spending processes, and will help to meet the need of greater transparency. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act required the development of this site, which is managed by the General Services Administration (GSA).
  • Data.Gov – Created in 2009 and maintained by the Office of Management and Budget, this website’s purpose is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The site is a repository for all the information the government collects. The site publishes to the public any data that is not private or restricted for national security reasons.