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Registration and Reporting Information for Recipients of Recovery Act

This page provides information on registering at to submit quarterly reports.

Recipients of Recovery Act funds from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) must register at to submit quarterly reports. This page provides information on registering at that site.

Awards made using Recovery Act funds require an unprecedented level of accountability and transparency. To promote transparency and accountability for Recovery Act funds, Section 1512 of the Act requires quarterly reporting from most recipients receiving discretionary funding.

The centralized Web site coordinates recipient reporting across the Federal government. AHRQ also requires that contractors and grantees receiving Recovery Act funds provide quarterly reports in the AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS) at

Beginning in October 2009, AHRQ Recovery Act recipients must submit reports 10 days after the close of each quarter at and ARRS. Accordingly, recipients will submit reports in October, January, April, and July.

Following an award, recipients should:

To register, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Register Now" box on the left side of the screen.
  3. Fill in the required personal information and security information.
  4. Indicate that you are an "Award Recipient."
  5. Enter your DUNS number. Prime Recipients and Sub Recipients (go to Definitions, below) are required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. A DUNS number is a unique nine-digit number issued by Dun and Bradstreet. You can obtain the DUNS number from your award document. If the number is not found on the award document, use the DUNS number your organization provided on the application for award. You can also visit the Dun and Bradstreet Web site to obtain a DUNS number (
  6. Prime Recipients must also register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Sub Recipients of financial assistance (i.e., grants and loans) must also register in the CCR database. Visit the CCR Web site for more information (
  7. Click on the "Proceed" box.
  8. Verify your information. If correct, click on "Register Now." If the data is incorrect, click on "Go Back"
  9. If successful, you will receive the following statement: "Your registration request has been accepted! You will receive an email from containing your temporary password and any other registration instructions." The notice will also provide a confirmation number for your records.
  10. Click "OK" to end the registration process.
    Call 1-877-508-7386 or if you have problems.
    • Review Office of Management and Budget Webinars. The webinars at provide information about the new reporting process and the Web site.
    • Attend AHRQ-specific recipient reporting trainings. The first scheduled trainings are being offered at AHRQ's Annual Meeting, which is being held September 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center, Bethesda, MD. A sign at the registration desk will notify you where and when training sessions are scheduled.



Prime Recipients are non-Federal entities that receive Recovery Act funding as Federal awards. Awards may be in the form of contracts, grants, or loans directly from the Federal government. The Prime Recipient is ultimately responsible for reporting. Each individual reporting on behalf of a Prime Recipient must register as a user of

Sub Recipients are non-Federal entities that are awarded Recovery funding through a legal instrument from a Prime Recipient. Sub Recipients typically receive a contract, grant, or loan from the Prime Recipient to support performance of any portion of a project or program funded with Recovery dollars. A Prime Recipient may delegate responsibility to its Sub Recipient to report information into Each individual responsible for reporting on behalf of the Sub Recipient must register as a user of Each Sub Recipient must have a unique nine-digit DUNS number, as administered by Dun and Bradstreet.

Current as of October 2009
Internet Citation: Registration and Reporting Information for Recipients of Recovery Act . October 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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