Implementation of SAS No. 134 and Related SASs

01/06/2022: We do NOT have the updated SAS 134 Engagement Letters, AUP Engagement Letters, Communications, etc. Please refer to for additional information. When those become available we will send out an email blast. 

Federal Award Identification Number (FAIN)

What is FAIN? (Federal Award Identification Number)

A memo dated June 12, 2013 states that each federal agency must assign a Federal Award Identification Number (FAIN), unique within the federal agency, to each financial assistance award.

To locate a FAIN number:

  1. Go to the USA Spending Website & then go to Award Search
  2. Select Award Type – for best results select all options
  3. Select Fiscal Year(s)
  4. Narrow Down Results (optional). We have had success by using the following options:
    • Select Department of Housing and Urban Development as the Awarding Agency
    • Enter Recipient Name
    • For Housing Authorities, in the award ID field, enter the Housing Authority Code (i.e. “NY009”)
  5. Click on Submit

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