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.

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Who uses the tool

ASAP users include NIFA staff who administer authorization of grant funds and NIFA grant recipient organizations that draw from pre-authorized accounts to fund projects.


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 4 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 DUNS & 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 Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) 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 EIN/DUNS information, please resubmit a revised SF-424 to the Awards Management Administrative contact.

Please direct all ASAP questions or concerns to

How to use the tool

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 Operations 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 at (202) 401-4527 or email

Point of Contact: or ASAP Customer Service Number, Kansas City Financial Center at (855) 868-0151