Financial Management

As a grantee, you must comply with all financial requirements of your federal award.

Our responsibility is to manage the award. We do this to ensure you follow 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 foundation 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 prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

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

Management Controls

The Financial Management Requirements (PDF - 72 KB) includes information about 18 management control areas that you must include in your existing written procedures.

These areas help you manage federal awards and comply to regulatory standards.


Audit Confirmation Procedures - how to receive confirmation of grant payments

Date Last Reviewed:  February 2020

Contact Us

Email us (include your 10-digit grant number)

Electronic Handbooks (EHBs)


Maintain an active SAM registration. Renew and revalidate at least once a year.

Provide your DUNS number HRSA Exit Disclaimer in each application or plan.

Report Fraud

Report fraud now via HHS Office of the Inspector General

1-800-HHS TIPS (1-800-447-8477)
TTY: 1-800- 377-4950