ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH GRANTS.GOV
REGISTER AT SAM.GOV FOR A UNIQUE ENTITY IDENTIFIER
First things first, you must register your entity to get a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to do business with the federal government.
SUCCESSFUL GRANTEES MUST ENROLL IN ASAP WITH TREASURY FOR GRANT PAYMENTS
OIA grant recipients located in the U.S. territories or the continental United States will be required to enroll with, and utilize, the U.S. Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system to request payments under a grant. Grant recipients located in the freely associated states are encouraged to enroll with and utilize ASAP with a U.S. Bank to request and receive payments.
COMPLETE PAPERWORK, NOTIFY OIA GRANT MANAGER
Once you have received your grant award notification, complete and submit the following forms online, then notify the grant manager assigned to your grant.
FEDERAL AUDIT CLEARING HOUSE
All grant recipients should update Single Audits to the Federal Audit Clearing House at https://facides.census.gov/Account/Login.aspx. Grant recipients receiving less than $750,000 in annual federal grants and do not have Single Audits must complete financial questions requested by Grant Managers.
INDIRECT COST RATES
The Interior Business Center serves the federal financial assistance grants community on behalf of the Department of the Interior who is designated by OMB, under 2CFR200 Appendix V as the federal cognizant agency for indirect costs assignments for cost negotiations for the Insular Areas.
As described under 2 CFR 200.403 and 2 CFR 200.414, most non-Federal entities may elect to charge the de minimis indirect cost rate of 10% of modified total direct costs (MTDC) which may be used indefinitely, for which no documentation is required, if they meet the exceptions. If eligible, this methodology once elected must be used consistently for all Federal awards until such time as a non-Federal entity chooses to negotiate for a rate, which the non-Federal entity may apply to do at any time.
FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND APPROPRIATIONS LAW
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