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The Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS) is a robust reporting tool developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA). The TAGGS database is a central repository for grants awarded by the eleven HHS Operating Divisions (OPDIVs)*. TAGGS tracks obligated grant funds at the transaction level.

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TAGGS serves HHS staff, congressional offices, other executive agencies, potential and current grant recipients, and other interested parties for a variety of informational purposes.

*Includes the Office of the Secretary (OS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which administers the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

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The TAGGS 2014 Annual Report is now available, as an interactive website and as a downloadable PDF. Now in its third year, the online site provides the public an open, transparent view of how HHS tracks and accounts for grant spending through interactive maps and graphs. The viewer can customize information, see spending trends or changes, save charts in various formats, and print the information. Click here to go the Interactive TAGGS 2014 Annual Report.

To download a PDF version of the report, click Annual Report PDF.

HHS 2016 Grant $ Distribution
Color-Coded By funding Levels

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Did You Know?

Major Grants Distributor – HHS awards approximately 60% of the federal government's grant dollars.

HHS Grants Expenditures – In FY 2014, HHS awarded approximately $402 billion in grants.

Formula/Block & Entitlement Grants – 88% of HHS grant funds for FY 2014 were allocated to entitlement (block, closed-ended and open-ended) grants.

Grants Awarded to States – In FY 2014, the 6 states receiving the most HHS grant funds were CA, NY, TX, PA, OH, and FL.

University and College Recipients – Universities and colleges represent 34 of the top 50 HHS discretionary grant recipients in FY 2014. – TAGGS data is used in the Federally mandated website, which shows how tax dollars are used on contracts, grants, loans, and other spending.

CMS and NIH grants – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) awarded over 77% of all HHS grant dollars in FY 2014. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded 65% of all HHS awards in FY 2014.

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