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Policies, Regulations, & Guidance

Policies, regulations, and guidance provide a consistent standard for HRSA grant recipients. Follow these when applying for, and managing, a grant.

Standard terms

Review the standard terms for HRSA awards.


Communicating and Acknowledging Federal Funding

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy

HHS Salary Cap (FY 2015 to present)

Grants policy bulletins

Program integrity

You must spend federal grant dollars as intended. As a grant recipient, you need to comply with program expectations, use federal funds in an efficient manner, and remain fiscally responsible.

We provide oversight, guidance, and technical assistance. This helps to ensure you spend grant dollars appropriately and you prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) developed and maintain the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS).

FAAPIIS, enacted under the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009 (PDF - 1 MB), contains information on the integrity and performance of covered federal agency contractors and grantees.

This system provides access to

What we do in FAPIIS

We must review and consider any information about you—the applicant—in FAPIIS before making any award in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $150,000) over the period of performance. 

Review and comment on your information

You may review and comment on any of your organization’s information, entered previously by a federal awarding agency.

We will consider any comments you enter, in addition to other information in FAPIIS, when making a judgment about your organization’s integrity, business ethics, and record of performance under federal awards.

What you must do in FAPIIS

As a non-federal entity (NFE) you must disclose any information about criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings in FAPIIS, and/or affirm that there is no new information to provide. 

This requirement applies to any NFE that receives federal awards—active grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts—greater than $10 million for any period of time during the period of performance of an award/project.

Federal regulations

Civil rights

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)-funded health care and human services providers must follow federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on national origin.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests

Your application isn't exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Anyone can request it. If this happens, our FOIA office may contact you. You can tell us what information you'd like withheld.

Disclaimer: The information in this website does not bind the public, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract.


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