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1 Award Notification and Acceptance (ANA)  The ANA module deployed through the Grants Management System (GMS) will electronically issue an award instead of mailing it.  The grant recipient will receive an on the award date instructing them to utilize GMS to accept their award. 81

2 Award Notification and Acceptance (ANA)  Grantee has 45 days from the date of the award to accept the award  If not accepted within 45 days, the obligation may be terminated without further cause 82

3 Award Notification and Acceptance (ANA) To accept the award the recipient should: Go into GMS and designate a Financial Point of Contact (FPOC) in order to print the award documents. Review and print their award in GMS. Have authorizing official accept and sign the award and initial each page of special conditions. Fax the complete award package to OCFO at (toll free) or (local) , or the pdf file to  Electronic notification will allow grantees to receive the award and implement their program sooner. 83

4 Conditions of Award 1. The recipient agrees to comply with the financial and administrative requirements set forth in the current edition of OJP's "Financial Guide." 84

5 Conditions of Award 2.The recipient agrees to comply with the organizational audit requirements of OMB Circular A-133, Audits of State, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, as further described in OJP's Financial Guide, Chapter 19. Note: There is a different special condition for individuals and for-profit commercial organizations. 85

6 Conditions of Award 3.The recipient acknowledges that failure to submit an acceptable Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (if recipient is required to submit one pursuant to 28 CFR Section ), that is approved by the Office of Civil Rights, is a violation of its Certified Assurance and may result in funds from the award being frozen, until such time as the recipient is in compliance. 86

7 Conditions of Award Anti-Lobbying Act: 4.Recipient understands and agrees that it cannot use any federal funds, either directly or indirectly, in support of the enactment, repeal, modification or adoption of any law, regulation or policy, at any level of government, without the express prior written approval of OJP. 87

8 Conditions of Award 5.The recipient must promptly refer to DOJ/OIG any credible evidence that a principal, employee, agent, contractor, subgrantee, subcontractor, or other person has either 1) submitted a false claim for grant funds under the False Claims Act; or 2) committed a criminal or civil violation of laws pertaining to fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, gratuity, or similar misconduct involving grant funds. This condition also applies to any subrecipient. 88

9 Conditions of Award  Potential fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct should be reported to the OIG by –  Mail: Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Investigations Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC  89

10 Conditions of Award  OIG Hotline: (800) (contact information in English and Spanish)  OIG Hotline fax: (202) Additional information is available from the DOJ OIG website at 90

11 Conditions of Award 6.Recipient understands and agrees that it cannot use any federal funds, either directly or indirectly, in support of any contract or subaward to either the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries, without the express prior approval of OJP. 91

12 Conditions of Award 7.The recipient agrees to comply with any additional requirements that may be imposed during the grant performance period if the agency determines that the recipient is a high-risk grantee. (Cf. 28 C.F.R. parts 66,70). 92

13 Conditions of Award 8.Pursuant to Executive Order 13513, “Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving” 74 Fed. Reg (October 1, 2009), the Department encourages recipients and subrecipients to adopt and enforce policies banning employees from text messaging while driving any vehicle during the course of performing work funded by this grant, and to establish workplace safety policies and conduct education, awareness, and other outreach to decrease crashes caused by distracted drivers. 93

14 Conditions of Award 9.The recipient agrees to comply with applicable requirements regarding System for Award Management (SAM) and applicable restrictions on subawards to first-tier subrecipients that do not acquire and provide a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. The details of recipient obligations are posted on OJP’s website under Award conditions. This special condition does not apply to an award to an individual who received the award as a natural person. (unrelated to any business he or she may own or operate). 94

15 Conditions of Award 10.The recipient agrees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidance (including specific cost limits, prior approval and reporting requirements, where applicable) governing the use of federal funds for expenses related to conferences, meetings, trainings, and other events, including the provision of food and/or beverages at such events, and costs of attendance at such events. 95

16 Financial Management Seminar Language to the Standard Assurances  The Standard Assurances form includes compliance requirements codified under 28 CFR Part 38 regarding the eligibility for religious organizations to receive grant funds and the prohibition from discrimination, among other provisions. 96

17 Availability of Funds  Obligation Period (Grantee’s books) EX: Award period = 10/1/ /30/13 Award date = 12/1/11 (Federal books)  Expenditure Period EX: 10/1/ /29/13  Liquidation Period (90 days after end of award) Ex: 10/01/ /29/13 Funds will be frozen 90 days after the end of the award.

18 Availability of Funds Pre-agreement Costs  Costs incurred prior to the project start date  Written prior approval 98


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