CRS Report – Tracking Federal Awards: USAspending.gov and Other Data Sources
Tracking Federal Awards: USAspending.gov and Other Data Sources, Jennifer Teefy, Senior Research Librarian. October 24, 2017.
, available a http://www.USAspending.gov, is a government source for data on federal awards by state, congressional district (CD), county, and zip code. The awards data in USAspending.gov is provided by federal agencies and represent contracts, grants, loans, and other forms of financial assistance. Using USAspending.gov
to locate and compile accurate data on federal awards can be challenging due to continued data quality problems identified by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Users of USAspending.gov need to be aware that while search results may be useful for informing consideration for certain questions, these results may be incomplete or have inaccuracies.”