Federal Funding Tools

We lower barriers across the government grants ecosystem to maximize results for everyday people.

Our approach

The CARES, ARPA, and infrastructure acts responding to the COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased federal funding available for many public programs. However, the scale of the funding also brought processing challenges for the cities and states administering these programs.

In 2020, we partnered with three states and three cities to streamline their funding application and reporting workflows, so that they could focus on delivering services to the people who need them.

“The work the USDR team did for grants tracking and funding opportunity tracking easily saved the state thousands of hours. I think for me the most impressive aspect of the USDR engagement was the full-spectrum analysis approach… It wasn’t just looked at from the technical or compliance perspective but also UX design, ease of use, and maintenance.”

Steve Thompson
Project Manager
Rhode Island Office of Grants Management

“The Grants Reporter has been a huge help to the State of Ohio in compiling reporting for the U.S. Treasury on the use of Coronavirus Relief Funds. Ohio has over 45 different projects that have been administered by 20 different state agencies. The Grants Reporter allowed state agencies to upload their reporting to the tool independently and was seamless in creating the master report.

Stacie L. Massey
Senior Financial Manager
Ohio Office of Budget and Management

Current offerings

CARES Act Fund Reporter

This tool helps states quickly and efficiently report on the funds they received under the CARES Act. It adheres to federal requirements and simplifies the reporting process, saving budget officers time.

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Grant Identification Tool

Our tool helps states more easily identify federal grant opportunities, coordinate application processes internally, and efficiently access funds for their communities.

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UEI Info Finder

In April 2022, the GSA discontinued using Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers in favor of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Our tool looks up all the information for a list of DUNS or UEI numbers in a single click.

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Meet the team

Mindy Huang
Mindy leads product management for our Federal Funding Tools under the Economic Stability Program. Previously, she worked at Google as a product manager, engineer, and internal founder. Her mission is to leverage technology for the good of humanity.
Pari Sabety
Pari ensures that our federal grants reporting is aligned with our partners’ needs. Pari has more than 25 years of experience as a CFO in government and higher education, and served as a cabinet member and senior executive staff to two governors.
Raphael Lee
Raph is a product designer and researcher at USDR. Previously, he managed partner projects and started the Health Program. Raph has led product engineering, data science, infrastructure, IT, and security teams at Lob and Airbnb.
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