To account for the number of loan and other types of Federal financial assistance recipients that do not also receive grants, OMB removed duplicate recipients based on recipient Data Universal Numbering System Number (DUNS) numbers, from Dun Bradstreet (DB)
The current guidance only requires that prime applicants and recipients of Federal financial assistance in the form of grants register in SAM. Pursuant to 2 CFR Subtitle A, Chapter I, and Part 25 (75 FR 5672), prime applicants and recipients are required to maintain accurate SAM registration accounts with current information at all times during which they have an active Federal award, an application, or a plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency.
As of , there were 159,477 unique Federal financial assistance registrants in SAM. However, it is important to note that not all registrants in SAM ultimately apply for, or receive, Federal financial assistance. To develop a more accurate estimate for the total number of Federal financial assistance recipients, including loans and other types of Federal financial assistance, OMB used data from SAM combined with data from on non-grant recipients of Federal financial assistance to determine the anticipated number of registrants for Federal financial assistance in SAM.
The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-282, as amended by section 6202(a) of Pub. L. 110-252) established the requirement to create . is a single, searchable website, accessible by the public that hosts financial data on both Federal financial assistance and contracts. Federal awarding agencies are then responsible for accurately submitting recipient financial data to . OMB ran reports in Start Printed Page 3774 to identify the number of unique Federal financial assistance recipients that receive Federal financial assistance other than grants to isolate the total number of potential registrants that as a result of the updates to the proposed guidance.
At this time all Federal financial assistance recipients are required to register for DUNS numbers; snap the site however, DUNS numbers will be phased out as the pri in place of a non-proprietary, SAM-generated, Unique Entity ID (UEI) number.
Therefore, based on the number of entities with unique DUNS numbers that are registered in SAM (159,477), plus entities that receive loans (122) or other Federal financial assistance (12,485) reported in that , the total number of entities that may be impacted by the proposed guidance associated Information Collection Requests under OMB control number 3090-0290 could be 172,084 registrants.
As of there were 41,795 grant, 122 loan, and 12,485 other Federal financial assistance recipients with unique DUNS numbers reported in
Public reporting burden for Information Collection Requests under OMB control number 3090-0290 is managed by the General Services Administration and estimated to average 2.5 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.
The proposed guidance also requires that registrants for Federal financial assistance provide information on their owner, predecessor, and subsidiary, including the Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code and name of all predecessors, if applicable. This information is required to implement Sec. 852 of the NDAA of FY 2013, which requires that the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) include information on a non-Federal entity’s parent, subsidiary, or successor entities. Non-Federal entities are already required to obtain a CAGE code for purposes of SAM registration. It is anticipated that including this information as part of SAM registration or for a renewal should not result in significant additional time. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .1 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Based on the burden estimates for the total number of SAM registrants indicated in the previous section, the annual reporting burden for this proposal is estimated as follows: