All the data on prime recipient transactions is submited by the federal agencies making federal contract, grant, loan, and other financial assistance awards. Agencies are required to submit data within 30 days of making the award or after making a modification or amendment to an award. The exception is the Department of Defense which delays its submission by 90 days to protect operations.
The data on sub-awards is provided by the prime recipients.
The charts, graphs, and maps display data from October 1, 2008. All data prior to September 30, 2008 can be downloaded.
For more information on the data displayed on USAspending.gov, the data sources, and the timing for refreshing the site, go to About the Data.