U.S. Department of Justice Title VI implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. § 42.102, define the terms federal financial assistance and recipient and similar definitions can be found in the Title VI implementing regulations of other federal agencies. 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.
Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance
The websites below can help identify whether a non-federal entity is a recipient or sub-recipient of federal financial assistance from one or more federal agencies.
Office of Management and Budget, USA Spending.gov, http://www.usaspending.gov/
Institute of Museum and Library Services, Awarded Grant Search, http://www.imls.gov/recipients/grantsearch.aspx
National Science Foundation, About Awards, http://www.nsf.gov/awards/about.jsp
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program, Grant Awards, https://external.ojp.usdoj.gov/selector/main
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System, http://taggs.hhs.gov/index.cfm
Grant Reporting by Recipients
Recipients must report grants received from the federal government pursuant to the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133. This database is searchable by entity and yields information about specific grants and grant amounts received, among other things.
The Single Audit Database is available from this page: https://harvester.census.gov/facdissem/Main.aspx