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Five things you need to know about accessing the U.S. Treasury’s Reporting Portal

If you’re having trouble accessing the U.S. Treasury’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Reporting Portal, following are some tips that may help.

1. Incorrect email address

The most common problem is using an incorrect email address. When you login for the first time (at https://portal.treasury.gov/compliance/s/s), make sure you use the same email address that was provided to the state when the ARPA award was requested.

2. ID.me versus Login.gov portal

Questions have also been raised whether to log in using ID.me or Login.gov. Initially, the Treasury used ID.me to establish an individual’s identity prior to their use of the Reporting Portal. Many objections were raised regarding the amount of personal information required by ID.me, so the Treasury switched to the Login.gov service.
If you previously registered with ID.me, you could continue to use this method for login purposes. If you did not register with ID.me, then you should use Login.gov. When you first access the portal, you will be given an option to create a Login.gov account. There’s no intrusive personal information to provide. You will need to respond to an email to authenticate your identity and email address. Like many web-based services, Login.gov uses two-step authentication. You will want to select the option to have security codes sent to your phone.

3. Identifiers needed

You do not need a DUNS number or SAM.gov Unique Entity Identifier to access the portal. However, your entity will need a SAM.gov Unique Entity Identifier to file a Project and Expenditure Report. The federal government stopped using the DUNS number as of April 2022. If your organization is registered on SAM.gov, you have automatically been assigned a Unique Entity Identifier and it is viewable on SAM.gov.

4. Three documents needed

There are three documents you will need to upload to the portal before you can complete the Project and Expenditure Report. Don’t wait until the Project and Expenditure Report is due to complete this task. These documents were provided to your state government when you requested the ARPA award.

  • ARPA Award Terms and Conditions (executed version)
  • Assurance of Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (executed version)
  • Budget – Some states did not require a budget. If that is the case for your state, don’t worry as there is an exception in the portal you can utilize.

5. Help is available

For general support, you can email the Treasury at [email protected] or call 844-529-9527. For technical assistance, email [email protected].

Tom L. Kaleko
Principal, CIPMA
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