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Policies, Regulations, & Guidance

The policies, regulations, and guidance documents are in place to provide a consistent standard for the recipients of HRSA grant awards. You must follow these when applying for, and managing, a grant.

Standard Terms

Review the standard terms for HRSA awards.


Grants Policy Bulletin: Implementation of 2 CFR § 200.216 - Prohibition on certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment (PDF - 54 KB)

Grants Policy Bulletin: Availability for Temporary Reassignment of State, Tribal, and Local Personnel during a Declared Public Health Emergency (PDF - 193 KB)
Flexibility with requests for temporary reassignment during a declared public health emergency of state, tribal, and local personnel funded under certain grant programs.

Communicating and Acknowledging Federal Funding
Examples and recommended guidelines for acknowledgement statements for current grant recipients.

Changes to Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Threshold Levels (PDF - 163 KB)
Addresses the June 20, 2018, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo, "Implementing Statutory Changes to the Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds for Financial Assistance."

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy
Our requirements awarding regarding conflict of interest policies for federal awards.

Grants Policy Bulletin: Legislative Mandates in Grants Management for FY 2020 (PDF - 398 KB)
Statutory provisions that limit the use of funds on grants and cooperative agreements for FY 2020.

Grants Policy Bulletin: 2020 Salary Cap Limitation Update (PDF - 218 KB)
Calendar year 2020 salary cap limitations for applicants and grant recipients.

Program Integrity

Federal grant dollars must be spent as intended. As a grantee, you need to comply with program expectations, use federal funds in an efficient manner, and remain fiscally responsible.

HRSA provides oversight, guidance, and technical assistance to help ensure you spend grant dollars appropriately and you prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

What is risk?

How will we work with your organization to address risk?

What are fraud, waste, and abuse?

What are the consequences of fraud, waste, and abuse?

What is the Program Integrity Initiative?

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 - 1.1 MB), contains information on the integrity and performance of covered federal agency contractors and grantees.

This system provides access to

What must HRSA 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. 

Can you review and comment on your information?

Yes. 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 must you 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.

Date Last Reviewed:  December 2020

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