Financial Management

As a recipient of a HRSA award, you are responsible for complying with all financial requirements of the federal award.

Our responsibility as the awarding agency is to manage and administer the award. We do this to ensure you spend federal funds and implement the program according to federal requirements.

Unallowable Costs

Each year, we work with some of our federal recipients to return grant funds spent on unallowable costs. This impacts your ability to accomplish your important health mission.

Our tip sheet, Developing Effective Financial Management Practices (PDF - 210 KB), will help you avoid misspending grant funds.

Financial Health: Best Practices

Do you have the fiscal infrastructure to meet the financial reporting requirements and related tasks?


  • Use only allowable costs to carry out a HRSA-supported project or activity. Do not over inflate.
  • Review the proposal for cost or budgetary limitations (especially for salaries).
  • Submit line item budget and budget narrative for all years of the project period stated in the NOFO.

Effective Internal Controls

Effective internal controls are the basis for strong financial systems and processes that prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

Use our Internal Controls Tip Sheet (PDF - 281 KB) to effectively manage and protect federal funds.

Management Controls

The Financial Management Requirements (PDF - 378 KB) includes information about 18 management control areas that you must incorporate into your existing written procedures.

These areas help you adequately administer federal awards and conform to the standards prescribed in regulation.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2019

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