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Policies, regulations, and guidance provide a consistent standard for HRSA grant recipients. Follow these when applying for, and managing, a grant.
Review the standard terms for HRSA awards.
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.
Risk is the potential for failure to achieve a program’s mission and strategic objectives.
Inappropriate, high-risk behaviors may compromise your ability to:
When you show signs of risk, HRSA works with your organization to:
All organizations are at risk for fraud; health care organizations may be at heightened risk.
Fraudulent billing, unnecessary services or prescriptions, kickbacks and duplicate claims are just a few of the kinds of schemes that target programs and beneficiaries.
The consequences of fraud, waste and abuse can range from modification of terms and conditions of award, to drawdown restrictions, to debarment from receiving future funding or even criminal prosecution.
They can be prevented by:
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a Program Integrity Initiative to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in the major programs administered by the HHS, while continuing to ensure that HHS programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries.
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
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.
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.
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.
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)-funded health care and human services providers must follow federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on national origin.
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.
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