C. Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA)

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA), Public Law 109-282 Certification:

The potential subrecipient applying for Federal funding must comply with FFATA.  In order to apply for federal funding with OCJP, the agency must have a DUNS number, register at www.SAM.gov and maintain an active registration, and when appropriate, must comply with Executive Compensation Reporting.

FFATA was signed on September 26, 2006, and requires the existence of a single searchable website, accessible by the public at no cost, that includes information about where and how federal funds are spent.  This includes information on grants, subgrants, loans, awards, cooperative agreements and other forms of financial assistance funded with federal funds.  Federal grant awards of $25,000 or more began being reported October 1, 2010.  State agencies that receive federal awards now report subgrant information for public access.

SAM Registration:  To enable OCJP to report subawards in a timely manner, Subrecipients are also required to register with the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is a centrally located database of all grantees and contractors with the federal government, and it will be used to populate the information needed to report subaward information.  Registration can be done at www.SAM.gov .  Your registration expiration date must be reported on Attachment A and a copy of confirmation submitted with your application. An active SAM registration is required to both do business with the federal government and to apply for funding opportunities. You must have an active entity registration to be eligible to receive contract awards or payments with federal funding. SAM registration is maintained by the federal government. However, the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) requires an active SAM registration for all agencies receiving federal funding through OCJP.

On April 4, 2022, the federal government stopped using the DUNS Number and started using new Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI) as the primary means of identifying entities registered for federal awards government-wide in the System for Award Management (SAM). The UEI is a 12-character alpha-numeric value. Once issued, your agency’s SAM UEI will not change. All DUNS numbers have been removed from SAM. This change simplifies the process of registering an organization to do business with the federal government. Entities will no longer need to go to a third party to obtain an identification number or get support. The transition to UEI will not impact an entity’s registration expiration date or when renewal is necessary. Renew your registration prior to its expiration date, which is listed in the entity record on SAM.gov.

Executive Compensation Reporting: FFATA now requires a subgrantee of a federal award to report the names and total compensation of the most highly compensated executives (i.e., officers, managing partners, or any other employees in management positions) if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. 80 percent or more of the subgrantee’s annual gross revenues from Federal procurement contracts and Federal financial assistance subject to the Transparency Act, as defined at 2 CFR 170.320; and
  2. $25,000,000 or more in annual gross revenues from Federal procurement contracts, and Federal financial assistance subject to the Transparency Act; and
  3. The public does not have access to information about the compensation of the executives through periodic reports filed under section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78m(a), 78o(d)) or section 6104 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. (To determine if the public has access to the compensation information, see the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission total compensation filings at http://www.sec.gov/answers/execomp.htm.