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Last Updated: March 28, 2018->->

Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance

When any agency provides federal financial assistance it must ensure that recipients acknowledge and agree that they will comply (and require any sub-grantees, contractors, successors, transferees, and assignees to comply) with applicable provisions of federal civil rights laws and policies prohibiting discrimination, including, but not limited to, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits recipients from discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin, including limited English proficiency.

Identifying Recipients

The websites included below can help identify whether an entity is recipient or sub-recipient of federal financial assistance from one or more federal agencies.

Office of Management and Budget


Institute of Museum and Library Services

Awarded Grant Search,

National Science Foundation

About Awards,

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program (OJP)

OJP Grant Awards,

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAAGS),


Grant Reporting by Recipients

Recipients must report grants received from the federal government pursuant to the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular 133.  This database is searchable by entity and yields information about specific grants and grant amounts received, among other things.

Single Audit Database,

Assurance Agreements and Award Terms and Conditions

Entities that are awarded federal financial assistance must sign assurance agreements and other terms and conditions which require compliance with applicable federal civil rights laws and other obligations. A sample assurance document that federal agencies can use is included below.

Draft assurance language for Office of Management and Budget standardized award terms and conditions (PDF)


Selected Resources Department of Justice Links
  Frequently Asked Questions   Department of Justice Home Page
  Executive Order 13166   Civil Rights Division Home Page
  LEP Mapping Tools   Federal Coordination and Compliance Section Home Page
  LEP Guidance for Recipients   Freedom of Information Act
  File a Complaint   Privacy Policy