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.


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."

Federal Financial Assistance Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy (PDF - 330 KB)
HRSA requires awarding agencies to establish conflict of interest policies for federal awards.

Grants Policy Bulletin: Legislative Mandates in Grants Management for FY 2019 (PDF - 103 KB)
Information on statutory provisions that limit the use of funds on HRSA grants and cooperative agreements for FY 2019.

Grants Policy Bulletin: 2019 Salary Cap Limitation Update (PDF - 59 KB)
Information for HRSA award applicants and recipients regarding calendar year 2019 salary cap limitations.

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.

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2019

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Electronic Handbooks (EHBs)


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

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