The Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP), is a secure, web-based electronic payment and information system that allows federal agencies to administer funds. The system allows for streamlined operations at no charge to federal agencies and their recipients.
NOTICE: NIFA's Deadline for Returning Grant Funds is September 11
Due to the fiscal year-end financial system processing schedule, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will not accept returned funds from the Automated Standards Application for Payments (ASAP) system from September 11 through October 2. We appreciate your understanding and support. If you have any questions or concerns about returning funds during this period, please contact NIFA's ASAP Support Team at ASAPcustomerservice@usda.gov.
How to use the ASAP Application
Grantees must be enrolled in ASAP in order to receive NIFA grant funds. To enroll, link to the enrollment section of the ASAP website. Once a grantee is actively enrolled in the ASAP system, NIFA’s Financial Management Division sets up an account. After account setup, ASAP allows awardees to draw down funds from accounts that are pre-authorized by NIFA.
Awardees that have completed the account set-up process but do not see the account listed for their NIFA award should contact ASAP Customer Service via email ASAPcustomerservice@usda.gov.
If you have encountering technical of passcode related issues you may contact the Treasury ASAP helpdesk at ASAPhelpdesk@fiscal.treasury.gov or call 855-868-0151 and select Option 2 – Payments, followed by Option 3 – ASAP Support.
Attention: Temporary Suspension of ASAP Accounts
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA began temporarily suspending all open ASAP accounts for the last 5 business days of the month. Per US Department of Treasury, USDA will become Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS) Reporters, to eliminate timing difference within the Federal Government. This effort will continue monthly to ensure that financial information is reconciled and appropriately captured in our accounting systems. All NIFA recipients should withdraw the necessary funds prior to the cutoff. Accounts will re-open the 1st business day of each month.
Attention: Grantees Regarding UEI & EIN Notification
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Office of Grants and Financial Management (OGFM) is requesting all NIFA stakeholders/grantees verify their Unique Entity ID (UEI) and Employee Identification Number (EIN) information is active in the Systems for Awards Management (SAM) and correct on their Grant Application (SF-424) prior to ASAP Enrollment. This is to ensure timely of ASAP Enrollments and the creation of ASAP accounts in order to make funding available in a timely manner. If there are any changes to your designated UEI/DUNS information, please resubmit a revised SF-424 to the Awards Management Administrative contact.
Please direct all ASAP questions or concerns to ASAPcustomerservice@usda.gov.