CFDA Overview

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance

What is a CFDA number?

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. Each program is assigned a unique number by agency and program that follows the program throughout the assistance lifecycle enabling data and funding transparency. The complete CFDA number is a five digit number, XX.XXX, where the first two digits represent the Funding Agency and the second three digits represent the program.

Why are they important?

Under 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance), UMCES is required to report the correct CFDA numbers for all federal and federal flow through awards it receives.  CFDA numbers are critical data points for complying with UMCES' annual reporting requirements, including the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) report, the NSF Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) survey, and the single audit.

Common Agency CFDA Numbers

CFDA Agency
10.XXX US Department of Agriculture
11.XXX US Department of Commerce
12.XXX US Department of Defense
14.XXX Housing & Urban Development
15.XXX US Department of the Interior
16.XXX US Department of Justice
17.XXX US Department of Labor
19.XXX US Department of State
20.XXX US Department of Transportation
43.XXX National Aeronautics & Space Administration
45.XXX National Endowment for the Arts & Humanities
47.XXX National Science Foundation
59.XXX Small Business Administration
66.XXX Environmental Protection Agency
77.XXX Nuclear Regulatory Commission
81.XXX US Department of Energy
84.XXX US Department of Education
93.XXX US Department of Health & Human Services
97.XXX US Department of Homeland Security
98.XXX Agency for International Development
99.000 Central Intelligence Agency
99.001 Department of Veterans Affairs
99.002 United States International Trade Commission
99.003 Vietnam Education Foundation