Email: Readiness Help
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 FederalReporting.gov.
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 FederalReporting.gov.
HHS technical support e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) is 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 FederalReporting.gov or specific data entry into FederalReporting.gov. Please contact Federal Reporting.gov Help for specific questions on FederalReporting.gov 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 FederalReporting.gov 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 Monday through Friday during regular business hours (EST). Please contact them via e-mail at Readiness Help and someone from our Help Desk support team will assist you. E-mails are generally answered and responded to within 2 business days. 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.
A user guide for the Readiness Tool is also available to assist you with the majority of your technical questions or concerns. Please review the guide prior to placing your call so we may better assist you in navigating the tool or accessing your award data. The user guide is available at:
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING HELP DESK OPERATIONS:
The Recipient Readiness Tool (RRT) Help Desk will be changing its hours of operation to better conform to the cyclical nature of user community needs. Effective 8 PM EST, Friday, January 29, 2010, phone call support will not be available until the beginning of the second quarterly reporting cycle. However, the RRT Mailbox will remain operational and will be monitored on a daily basis to address any on-going user needs.
The call center will be reactivated on Monday, March 22, 2010, and remain operational throughout April to address user needs. Hours of operation will be from 8 AM to 8 PM, EST, Monday through Friday, with Saturday support as needed.
Note that from this point forward, we will staff the call center approximately two weeks before the beginning of each quarter and for the first month of that quarter. This will provide the needed support during the recipient submission and OPDIV review periods.
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