Funding and Cost Recoverability
Login.gov, like a number of other programs in TTS, does not receive annual appropriations from Congress and must therefore be cost-recoverable. This means that the program must eventually cover its operating expenses through the money it charges the partner agencies that leverage its services. Login.gov was created in 2017 and is still on the path to full cost-recovery, currently expected by 2024.
Cost-recoverability has a number of consequences for Login.gov. First, it means that it is not our mission to make money, so any cost-savings we achieve will ultimately result in lower costs for our partners. It also means that in general we are incentivized to operate as efficiently as possible to ensure we can achieve and sustain cost-recoverability.
For more information about Login.gov’s funding and cost-recoverability please see All things money.
Funding During Government Shutdown
Login.gov will continue to operate in case of a temporary lapse in Federal government appropriations.
Per 2430.2 ADM The U.S. General Services Administration Continuity of Operations Mission Essential Functions, Login.gov is classified as a Mission Essential Function (MEF) and must continue to operate as part of the Continuity of Operations (COOP) Federal initiative.
Login.gov is funded through the Acquisition Service Fund (ASF). Per 4220.1N ADM Operations in the Absence of Appropriations: “The ASF is an exempt funding source not immediately affected by a lapse in appropriations.”