Data Element Name Data Element Description
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) A Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is a 12-character (alpha-numeric) code that uniquely identifies all entities. Any entity registering to do business with the government in terms of contracts or grants and assistance awards is required to have one. Unique Entity IDs are issued by and are a part of an entity's record in the Entity Information section of
Abstract A narrative description of an award program's goals and objectives.
Action Issue Date The date the action being reported was issued / signed by the Government or a binding agreement was reached.
Assistance Listing Assistance listings are detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of assistance awards.
Award Action Type A descriptive categorization of the award action. Examples include NEW, SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION, and NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION, and ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT (+ OR -) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS).
Award Activity Type Description of an award activity identified by an associated Award Activity Type Code. Examples include HEALTH SERVICES, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SERVICES, DEMONSTRATION, TANF, SCIENTIFIC/HEALTH (INCLUDES SURVEYS), and OTHER.
Award Class The short description based on HHS Grants Policy Directive Part 1.02. Examples include BLOCK, CLOSE-ENDED, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT, DIRECT PAYMENT FOR SPECIFIC USE, DISCRETIONARY, and OPEN-ENDED.
Award Code A number used to identify the award action within a particular budget year of support. Note: For each subsequent action within a budget year of support, the code is incremented by one.
Award Number The unique identification number for an award that may be encoded with the awarding organization's identity, the activity/type of program code, and a serial number. Though construction differs across operating divisions, it should include only the identifying numbers that are constant across the life of the project.
Award Title The name of the award as it appears on the award document.
Budget Year Identifies the budget period of support within the project period. Budget years of support can cross fiscal years. For example, a 3-year project period would typically have budget periods 01, 02, and 03. Note: A budget year of support can be longer than 12 months.
CFDA Number Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers are unique five-digit program identification numbers. The first two digits identify the administering Federal department or agency, and the last three numbers are assigned in numerical sequence. For example; 10.500 is administered by the Department of Agriculture, 11.500 by the Department of Commerce, 12.500 by the Department of Defense, and 93.500 by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Congressional District The recipient Congressional District (number), combined with the State Code.
DUNS Number Data Universal Numbering System is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that assigns a unique numeric identifier, referred to as a "DUNS number" to a single business entity. By April 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS as the official entity identifier and entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in
Fiscal Year The Federal government's fiscal year that runs from 1 October of the current year through 30 September the following year. For example, fiscal year 2015 began October 1, 2014 and ended September 30, 2015. In TAGGS, it is associated with a specific award for reporting purposes. The format is a four-digit number, for example 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017.
Legal Entity Name The name of the awardee/recipient that relates to the Awardee DUNS® Number. For U.S. based companies, this name is what the business ordinarily files in its formation documents with the individual states (when this is required).
Legal Entity Address First line of the awardee or recipient’s legal business address where the office represented by the Unique Entity Identifier (as registered in the System for Award Management) is located.
Legal Entity City Name of the city in which the awardee or recipient’s legal business address is located.
Legal Entity Congressional District The congressional district in which the awardee or recipient is located. This is not a required data element for non-U.S. addresses.
Legal Entity County Name of the county in which the awardee or recipient’s legal business address is located.
Legal Entity Country Code for the country in which the awardee or recipient is located, using the International Standard for country codes (ISO) 3166-1 Alpha-3 GENC Profile, minus the codes listed for those territories and possessions of the United States already identified as “states.”
Legal Entity State United States Postal Service (USPS) two-letter abbreviation for the state or territory in which the awardee or recipient’s legal business address is located. Identify States, the District of Columbia, territories (i.e., American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) and associated states (i.e., Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau) by their USPS two-letter abbreviation for the purposes of reporting.
Legal Entity Zip Code USPS five digit zoning code associated with the awardee or recipient’s legal business address. This field must be blank for non-US addresses.
OPDIV The acronym for operating division.
Principal Investigator An individual(s), designated by the recipient, who is responsible for directing the project or program being supported by a grant. He/she is responsible and accountable to officials of the recipient organization for the proper conduct of the project, program, or activity.
Program Office The (DHHS) organization that is authorized to award and administer grants.
Recipient The entity receiving a grant or cooperative agreement directly from a Federal agency to carry out a project or program. Although the project or program may be performed by a component of the larger entity, the entire legal entity named on the Notice of Award is legally responsible for carrying out the program or project.
Recipient Class The short name for the recipient organization type. Examples include City Government, County Government, Federal Government, Foreign Non-Profit Organization, etc.
Recipient Type The short name for the recipient business type, and based on the recipient EIN registered information in the DHHS/PMS/Central Registry System. Examples include Community Action Organization, Consultant, Educational Department, Financial Department, and Health Department.
Recovery Act Flag Identifies award with funding that originated from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Public Law 111–5), also commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act. Field values are either REC or NON.
STAFFDIV The acronym for staff division.
Type of Assistance Used in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) to indicate the form in which the assistance is awarded by the Federal government, and initially received for use or distribution by the applicant.