On a single page, the HHS Total Assistance is broken out by Discretionary Grants, Non-Discretionary Grants, and Other Financial Assistance awards. This view enables all the transaction-level award activity, traditionally available in TAGGS, now combined with the Aggregate and other financial assistance data
The TAGGS Total Assistance Report combines data tracked in Transactional format and Aggregate format to provide a breakdown of Discretionary Grants, Non-Discretionary Grants, and Other Financial Assistance awards provided by HHS.
The Transactional data is reported as grant and assistance transactions to organizations, states, public institutions, and other entities, while Aggregate data is summary information for grants, loans, and direct assistance to individuals.
The TAGGS Total Assistance Report Outlines:
Table data can be exported by choosing one of the export-format icons located at the top right of the table. Export file formats include:
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Discretionary grants are those that permit the Federal Government, according to specific authorizing legislation, to exercise judgment, or “discretion” in selecting the applicant/recipient organization, through a competitive grant process.
A grant which is generally awarded on a competitive basis, which permits the Federal government to exercise judgment (“discretion”) in selecting the recipient and determining the amount of the award.
A financial assistance instrument for which substantial involvement is anticipated between the Federal agency and the recipient during performance of the contemplated project or activity.
Non-Discretionary grants are block/formula, and entitlements. Entitlements can be further classified as open-ended or closed-ended.
A type of non-discretionary grant where the recipients (normally States) have substantial discretion over the type of activities to support, with minimal Federal administrative requirements or restrictions.
A type of non-discretionary grant where the award amount constitutes an upper limit on the amount of funds the Federal government may pay for allowable programmatic activities.
A type of non-discretionary grant where based on compliance with programmatic requirements, the OPDIV is required to reimburse the recipient for all or a portion of eligible costs and there is no upper limit on the amount of funds the Federal government will pay for allowable services and activities.
Direct payments for specific use and other financial assistance to individuals.
Financial assistance provided to assure reimbursement for losses sustained under specified conditions. Coverage may be provided directly by the Federal government or through private carriers and may or may not involve the payment of premiums.
Financial assistance from the Federal government provided directly to individuals, private firms, and other private institutions to encourage or subsidize a particular activity by conditioning the receipt of the assistance on a particular performance by the recipient.