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October 31, 2008

Contracts data was updated for all 24 CFO Act agencies at this time.

Assistance data was updated for 20 of 24 CFO act agencies. Updates are currently pending for the following agencies: DHS, NRC, NSF and TREAS.

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Welcome to - Where Americans Can See Where Their Money   Goes

Have you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to know, as a citizen, what the government is really doing with your money. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:

1. The name of the entity receiving the award;
2. The amount of the award;
3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc;
4. The location of the entity receiving the award;
5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.

Welcome to, a relaunch of, that provides citizens with easy access to government contract, grant and other award data.

To begin searching, select either the Assistance or Contracts tab at the top left side of this page. You can easily switch back and forth as you search.

The table below provides a summary of the federal spending information available on For an overview of the data available on this website, please see the Data Quality tab at the top of this page.

Contracts and Other Spending in Billions of Dollars

FY 2000
FY 2001
FY 2002
FY 2003
FY 2004
FY 2005
FY 2006
FY 2007
FY 2008
FY 2009Help link
(partial year)
Direct Payments
(e.g. Social Security)

Note: The numbers in this table can change after each data load. Transactions included in a data load can impact numbers for the current and previous fiscal years.

The data housed on is provided by Federal agencies. Please refer to the Data Quality site for information about the current status of data quality. is continuously developing ways to measure and improve the quality of the data on the site.

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