This database combines records from the recipient-reported data on Recovery.gov and Recovery Act grants and loans reported by agencies on USAspending.gov . In cases where we found the same record reported in both data sets, we removed the duplicates. It’s possible we missed some duplicates because of differences in the records. We filled in missing information and corrected data entry errors when we found them and could verify the information.
With our data set, you can query by federal agency, state, county, or recipient, as well as total cash amount. Data also includes payment descriptions. You also can track companies by DUNS number to see what grants, loans or contracts they received. A DUNS number is a unique nine-digit number used to identify a company or an organization. The numbers are issued by Dun & Bradstreet, which provides business information for credit and marketing. (Warning: Some companies have multiple DUNS numbers for different locations.)
We’ve also edited the code for the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA code). Contracts from Recovery.gov, do not include a CFDA number. So we’ve generated one based on the awarding agency to help you figure out what sorts of projects were funded in our area.