The Advanced Search lets you search the federal award data — including contracts, grants, direct payments, loans, and other types of awards — for both prime recipients and sub-recipients. The extensive filters let you determine the specificity of your data set, and the interactive visualizations add context to the data tables. If you are searching for all contracts -- or grants -- awarded to a specific location in a particular fiscal year, simply choose the appropriate Fiscal Year, the Type of Award, and the Location. You can also search for a recipient by entering the recipient name or the DUNs number into the Recipient Name filter box.
HOW TO USE ADVANCED SEARCH
- Select as many filters as needed to narrow your search. The more filters, the narrower the search results.
- Many of the filters, such Award Type, Recipient Type and Award Amount give you the option of selecting sub-filters under the high-level filter. Click on the > to open the sub-filter list.
- For those fields that require you to enter information -- Agency, Location, Recipient, DUNS, Award ID, CFDA, PSC, and NAIC -- you can search for multiple items:
- Enter the first item (such as an Agency or Recipient Name) and press Enter.
- Enter the next item and press Enter.
- When you have added your parameters, click the Submit Search button. Your results will include all your search requests.
- If you want to search for specific industries that have received awards, use the NAICS filters. Census publishes the list of NAICS codes.
- You can also search by the types of products the government buys by entering a Product/Service code into that filter box. The list of PSC codes is published on acquisition.gov.
- CFDA codes are unique to grant programs and can be found at www.beta.sam.gov.
- Spending by Prime Award – The table displays search results data rolled up by Award.
- Sub-Awards Toggle – The table displays the Sub-Awards search results based on the selected filters; the table DOES not display the Sub-Awards for the displayed prime awards.
- Spending Over Time – The chart displays search results for the filter(s) selected. The default display is Years, but you can also select Quarters or Months.
- Spending by Geography -- Scroll over the heat map to see data by state. Double click on a state to zoom in, and then select County or Congressional District to drill into the state data. The default location is Place of Performance but you can also select Recipient Location.
- Spending by Category -- This visualization provides an overall picture of obligations by Agency, Recipient, CFDA Program or Industry Code (PSC/NAIC). To change the view click on the arrow next to "Awarding Agency" in the header. Select Sub-Agencies for a more granular view.
The Advanced Search Table displays results rolled up by Awards. However, if you choose to download Transactions instead of awards, the Download is limited to 500,000 records. It is possible that you will see fewer than 500,000 Awards in the results table and be unable to download a file because there are more than 500,000 Transactions records attached to those Awards.