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Research: Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)

Learn about the FFATA or "Transparency Act" requiring that information on federal awards be available to the public.

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), enacted in September 2006, requires that information on federal awards be made available to the public via www.USASpending.gov.

At this time, the impact of this data collection requirement on the University is limited to the collection and reporting of information about first-tier sub-recipients under federal assistance awards, and first-tier subcontractors and vendors under federal contracts. Although the law is imprecise on the applicability of these provisions to further tiers, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may require reporting on second-tier subawardees in the future.