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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.

Policies

Communicating and Acknowledging Federal Funding

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy

Grants Policy Bulletins

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.

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), 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.

SAM and UEI

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

Get and provide your UEI in each application.

Effective April 4, 2022, the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) will replace the DUNS. To get a UEI, visit SAM.gov and select "Get Started."

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