An assistance listing is a series of numbers used to identify every federal financial assistance program. We use the term “assistance listings” on our Pandemic Response Funding dashboard.
Currently, you will find 426 assistance listings related to pandemic spending. If legislation creates a new pandemic program, an assistance listing will be created and assigned to the program.
To understand these numbers, let’s break them down. Assistance listings consist of five-digits: the first two indicate the federal agency administering the program, and the last three identify the program itself. Every agency has a unique two-digit code, and every program it administers will start with the same two numbers.
Assistance listing examples:
Federal agencies use assistance listings in their internal financial systems and when reporting spending to the public. You can find a list of all the assistance Listings at SAM.gov.