By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) created in SAM.gov. They will no longer have to go to a third-party website to obtain their identifier. This transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government.
Expended is the amount of available funds actually spent to accomplish the deliverables of a project.
An obligation is a binding agreement tied to award funding by the US government, which would result in outlay (money available to spend) in the immediate or near future. Obligations may cover the full immediate project cost or maybe phased in based on additional requirements needed for future project review.
Allocated is the assignment of appropriated funds to specific states, territories, tribes or local units of government. It is the amount of funding set aside for specific projects/goals in advance of federal obligations.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline is a resource for Federal employees and the public to report allegations of employee corruption, civil rights and civil liberties abuses, program fraud and financial crimes, and miscellaneous criminal and non-criminal activity associated with waste, abuse or fraud affecting the programs and operations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The ODR was created to serve as the center of coordination for the anticipated $8 billion of federal funding over the next few years to support recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Registered non-profits or faith-based organizations in good standing and government entities can apply. The applicants must have a valid Tax Identification Number (TIN) and a Dun & Bradstreet registration number (DUNS#). Instructions for requesting a DUNS# is included with the CDBG application.
In order to be eligible for funding, a project must include one or more of the activities listed below: