White House launches federal programs database

By Kevin Bogardus | 02/16/2024 01:33 PM EST

The new website comes in response to legislation enacted over a decade ago to shine a light on the federal government’s spending.

The North Lawn of the White House.

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The White House has turned the key on an online database cataloging hundreds of federal programs.

It only took 13 years to get it done.

The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday launched the Federal Program Inventory. Visitors to the website can search for information about all federal programs that provide grants, loans or direct payments. It also includes those programs’ objectives as well as estimated and actual spending, allowing users to explore the inventory’s data from over 100 subcategories.
the Federal Program Inventory


The search engine will boost government transparency and fulfill a mandate from Congress to create an inventory, according to the Biden administration.