The new Beta.USAspending.gov site is an expansion of the data that has been published on the site for the past decade. The new site allows taxpayers to examine nearly $4 trillion in federal spending each year and see how this money flows from Congressional appropriations to local communities and businesses.
The USAspending.gov site provides summary data on the budget categories and federal spending accounts and breaks the spending down into individual contracts, grants or loans.
The data is compiled by the Treasury from federal agencies and authoritative Federal sources and published quarterly beginning in May 2017. The full data set will be updated each quarter with more frequent updates for award information.
Users can search by location (state, city, county), by federal agency or by keyword for a specific topic or type of spending. The website also allows for large amounts of data to be accessed easily through an Application Programming Interface (API) for more technical users.