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Email: Readiness Help
Telephone: 866-814-5703
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST

HHS Recovery Act Recipient Reporting Readiness Tool - Help

Award data provided through this tool may be cut and pasted directly into OMB’s Recipient Report format to assist grantees in populating their reports. This tool does not provide all of OMB’s required data elements to satisfy grantee reporting requirements. Some requirements are specific to your roles and responsibilities for administering your award. Data made available through the tool are collected and posted in accordance with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Federal Agency requirements. For additional questions or concerns on complete reporting requirements for your award, please contact your appropriate grants management specialist or Agency point of contact.

How to Find Your Information

To review the data that HHS has available for your organization simply search the system by your organization’s Name or Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS). DUNS are required to apply for a grant award, and to register on

To search by your organization’s Name please select the State where your organization resides, and then use the alphabetical listing at the top of the page to locate your organization’s Name from the full list of recipients. To search by your organization’s DUNS please enter your DUNS in the box provided on this page and click submit. Both searches yield a list of awards associated with your organization. Please select the specific Award Title or grant program award you wish to review and follow the quick and easy steps to locate, copy, and paste information into your recipient report for

HHS technical support (telephone: 866-814-5703; e-mail: are available to assist you in any difficulties you may have in cutting and pasting data into recipient reports. HHS is not responsible for any technical errors that may result from uploading final recipient reports on or specific data entry into Please contact Federal Help for specific questions on data entry. For a full description of HHS Recovery Act Recipient Reporting Readiness Tool limitations and data quality parameters, please visit the Data Quality page.

The Award Details page generated through your search contains the data our system currently has available to help you populate your recipient reports. The page is modeled after OMB’s Recipient Report format to help you locate and copy your data to get started with data entry. The Award Details page is presented in two formats - one designed to replicate the Recipient Report for easy data copy and paste; and the other in 508-compliant format. Users can switch between the two formats as needed by clicking a link. If you do not see your organization’s data following your search, please contact your grants management specialist or Agency point of contact. A list of Recovery Act Agency contacts are also available at Contacts.

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Technical Queries on the Readiness Tool

The HHS Recipient Reporting Readiness Tool Help Desk is available to assist you with technical queries from 8.a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST. Please contact them via e-mail at Readiness Help or by phone at 866-814-5703 and someone from our Help Desk support team will assist you. Calls and e-mails are generally answered and responded to within a 24 to 48 hour time frame . If your query is non-specific to the readiness tool, we will escalate your query to the HHS Office of Recovery Act Coordination (ORAC) or direct you to a list of contacts who may be able to further assist you.

Helpful Links

Helpful Links
Linked LogoDescription logo site for recipient reporting, containing links to important information such as guides, Q&A, the XML and Excel formats for reporting, and the data dictionary. provides help with registering as a user, submitting a report, reviewing a report, or other website functions.
ARRA logo Download The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 document (PDF). logo The June 22 OMB Guide on Recipient Reporting. logo The April 3 OMB Guide on Recipient Reporting. logo The February 18 OMB Guide on Recipient Reporting.
Fed. Aquisition Regulations logo The March 31 FAR Case (relates to contracts). logo The White House site, including all the OMB Webinars or Recipient Reporting.
Dun & Bradstreet logo The Dun and Bradstreet Website, to register and obtain a DUNS number.
CCR Logo CCR Main Website.
CCR logo CCR Information, to Register and Obtain a CCR number.

HHS Agencies

The work of HHS is conducted by the Office of the Secretary and HHS agencies. The agencies perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including research, public health, food and drug safety, grants and other funding, health insurance, and many others.

OS - Office of the Secretary
ACF - Administration for Children & Families
AoA - Administration on Aging
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease
CDC - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
FDA - Food & Drug Administration
HRSA - Health Resources & Services Administration
IHS - Indian Health Service
NIH - National Institutes of Health
OIG - Office of Inspector General
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration