Prices and Cost of Living Data

 

To provide statistical data for assisting in the evaluation of consumer, producer, export and import prices and price changes, and consumer expenditures.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
17.003
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Laws 62-426, 71-537, and 94-206, 29 U.S.C. 1-2.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Request for information may be made by the general public.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Requests for information and assistance may be made to the nearest regional office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides for Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) which measure the average change in prices of goods and services consumed by all urban households as well as urban wage earners and clerical workers. As the basis for most estimates of changes in the purchasing power of the consumer's dollar, the CPI is a major economic indicator and has widespread use in escalation adjustments in both private and public sectors. Provides for Producer Price Indexes (PPI) which measure the average the change in selling prices that domestic producers of goods, services, and construction receive for their output and which are widely cited within price escalation clauses of long term sales contracts to protect both parties against inflation. Provides for Export and Import Price Indexes which measure the average change in import and export prices, which are used to adjust international trade data and to measure the effect these price changes have on the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Provides for Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys, which supply periodic updates to the market basket and the weights used to calculate the CPI. In addition, the CE supplies information on consumers' spending and income by characteristics such as income, age, race, family size, and region.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not Applicable.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the nearest regional office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
David M. Friedman 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20212 Phone: (202) 691-6960
Website Address
http://www.bls.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
16-0200-0-1-505.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $200,437,761; FY 15 est $206,012,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
"Consumer Price Index"; "Producer Price Index"; "Export Price Index"; "Import Price Index"; "Consumer Expenditure Survey," "Monthly Labor Review"; "BLS Handbook of Methods," BLS Bulletin 2490; "Major Programs of the Bureau of Labor Statistics"; "Publications of the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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