Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
This award is subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable to you based on your recipient type and the purpose of this award. This includes requirements in Parts I and II) of the HHS GPS. Although consistent with the HHS GPS, any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, including 45 CFR Part 74 or 92, directly apply to this award apart from any coverage in the HHS GPS.
Initial expenditure of funds by the grantee constitutes acceptance of this award and all terms and conditions.
By drawing down funds, Awardee certifies that proper financial management controls and accounting systems to include personnel policies and procedures have been established to adequately administer Federal awards and funds drawn down are being used in accordance with applicable Federal cost principles, regulations and Budget and Congressional intent of the President.
Requests that require prior approval from the awarding office (See 45 CFR Part 74.25 or 45 CFR Part 92.30) must be submitted in writing to the Grants Management Specialist. Only responses signed by the Grants Management Officer are to be considered valid. Grantees who take action on the basis of responses from other officials do so at their own risk. Such responses will not be considered binding by or upon ASPR.
This award is issued as a cooperative agreement, a financial assistance mechanism in which substantial ASPR programmatic involvement is anticipated. This award is subject to the awardee and collaborative requirements and responsibilities set forth in the Cooperative Agreement outlined in the funding opportunity announcement and are hereby incorporated by reference as special terms and conditions of this award.
The recipient must comply with 45 CFR 87, including the provision that no State or local government recipient nor any intermediate organization with the same duties as a governmental entity shall, in the selection of service providers, discriminate for or against an organization’s religious character or affiliation.
You as the recipient must comply with drug-free workplace requirements in Subpart B (or Subpart C, if the recipient is an individual) of part 382, which adopts the Government-wide implementation (2 CFR part 182) of sec. 5152–5158 of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–690, Title V, Subtitle D; 41 U.S.C. 701–707).
When procuring equipment, the recipient must comply with the procurement standards at 45 CFR Part 92.36 and 45 CFR 74.40 through 74.48, including 74.45, which requires the performance and documentation of some form of cost or price analysis with every procurement action.
In accordance with Executive Order 13513, Federal Leadership On Reducing Text Messaging While Driving, dated October 1, 2009, contractors, subcontractors, and recipients and subrecipients are encouraged “to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or GOV, or while driving POV when on official Government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the Government.
Agencies should also encourage Federal contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients and subrecipients as described in this section to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of this order.”
Inventions: Acceptance of grant funds obligates recipients to comply with the standard patent rights clause in 37 CFR 401.14.
Publications: Publications, journal articles, etc. produced under a grant support project must bear an acknowledgment and disclaimer, as appropriate, for example:
This publication (journal article, etc.) was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number above from The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
If applicable, all information systems, electronic or hard copy which contain federal data need to be protected from unauthorized access. This also applies to information associated with ASPR grants. Congress and the OMB have instituted laws, policies and directives that govern the creation and implementation of federal information security practices that pertain specifically to grants and contracts. The current regulations are pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Title III of the E-Government Act of 2002 Pub. L. No. 107-347.
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