What is TAGGS? What is the purpose of this website?
The Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS) is a publically accessible website used to track grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
How is TAGGS Used?
TAGGS is the central repository of all grant award data that originates from the HHS grant-making operating divisions (OPDIVs) and staff divisions (STAFFDIVs). The data in TAGGS permits in-depth analysis and reporting of grant program information involving research, demonstrations, projects, and other services. It supports the Federal Government’s spending transparency initiatives.
TAGGS is used by HHS, Congressional offices, the White House, other federal agencies, grant applicants and recipients, researchers, and the general public for a variety of informational purposes. Commonly searched TAGGS fields include Congressional district, grant program name, recipient (grantee) name, recipient location (state, city, zip), awarding OPDIV, award amounts (or sum of transactions), and fiscal year.
How do I print TAGGS data?
You can save all searches and reports found in TAGGS to a Microsoft Excel (XLS) file, to a Microsoft Word (RTF) file, to an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file, or to a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file. Each of these files can be printed through their associated applications. For example, if you have saved a report as a Microsoft Excel file, you can open the file with Excel and print it.
How can I search through the data?
TAGGS contains four powerful search tools. The Award Search
, Recipient Search
, and Advanced Search
provide tabular results, and the Site Search
is used for pinpointing a specific award program or recipient based on a keyword. These tools are found under the SEARCH menu item at the top of the page.
How do I produce a custom report or conduct a search with several search criteria?
The TAGGS Award Search and the Recipient Search allow limited criteria. The Advanced Search enables multiple selections to be combined to create a very refined search for grants data (keyword, agency, type, year, state, and many more). All searches enable results to be downloaded in Excel, PDF, RTF and CSV formats.
TAGGS searches can be saved by clicking the Generate Shareable URL icon at the top right of the results table. A dialog window will display containing a URL. Capture the URL to save the search criteria for future reports.
Advanced Search - can I select more than one Fiscal Year?
Yes. Select as many Fiscal Years as you would like.
How can I search for a foreign award without having an award number?
You can search the foreign awards under Location Search
and then click the Search Foreign Award tab.
What is a CFDA number?
The Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
number is a 5-digit number that identifies Federal programs, projects, and services that benefit the American public. The format is XX.XXX, where the first two digits represent the funding agency, and the second three digits represent the program.
Why does the CFDA number list change between Fiscal Years?
Allocation of CFDA program funding is by fiscal year(s) and therefore selection (data) is unavailable in years where funds are not provided for that program.
What is an Action Issue Date?
This is the date that the Grants Management Officer signed the award notice or an action was taken.
What is an Announcement Date?
This is the formal start date of a DHHS grant program’s funding availability.
What is a Recipient?
A recipient is an organization or individual who is awarded a grant.
Is the TAGGS website accessible for people with disabilities?