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Grants & Contracts



Grants and Cooperative Agreements

HHS is structuring its grants to result in meaningful and measurable outcomes and promote the goals of the Recovery Act. The evaluation criteria for awards will include those that will have an impact on the measurement and likelihood of achieving these outcomes, including, jobs creation and preservation.

HHS may consider obligating funds provided under the Recovery Act on an existing grant, including, but not limited to, a continuation or renewal of that grant. Grants and Cooperative Agreements will spell out the assignment of agency roles and responsibilities to fulfill the unique requirements of the Recovery Act. These include, but are not limited to, report development and submission, accurate and timely data reporting, and special posting requirements to and

NIH has received Recovery funds for research grant opportunities. You may see a complete list of NIH grant opportunities at:


HHS Grant Resources


All HHS contracting opportunity announcements will be posted on the FedBizOpps.Gov Website, which serves as the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE) for notices of proposed contract actions.

  • There were five solicitation notices on for HRSA, NIH, and IHS as of July 3, 2009.

HHS Contract-Related Resources

For additional information on contracting under the Recovery Act, visit the OMB Implementation guidance (PDF-62 pages).

Contractor Reporting Notice

In accordance with FAR 4.1500 which implements (1) Section 1512(c) of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5), which requires, as a condition of receipt of funds, quarterly reporting on the use of funds and (2) the data elements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended (Pub. L. 109-282), Contractors that receive awards (or modifications to existing awards) funded, in whole or in part by the Recovery Act, must report information including, but not limited to—

(a) The dollar amount of contractor invoices;
(b) The supplies delivered and services performed;
(c) An assessment of the completion status of the work;
(d) An estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained as a result of the Recovery Act funds;
(e) Names and total compensation of each of the five most highly compensated officers for the calendar year in which the contract is awarded; and
(f) Specific information on first-tier subcontractors.

Accordingly, FAR Clause 52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—Reporting Requirements will apply to any contract awarded with Recovery Act funds.

Civil Rights

Civil Rights Obligations of Recovery Act Grantors and Applicants

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Financial Management


Last Updated: June 3, 2009