False Statements in Federal Grant Applications Present a Risk of Significant Financial Exposure to Grant Recipients

Two federal appellate courts have upheld awards of damages under the civil False Claims Act (FCA) (31 U.S.C. 3729) equal to three times the total amount of money paid under federal grants (US ex rel Longhi v US); US ex rel Feldman v van Gorp).
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Annual Report to Congress on Federal Suspension and Debarment System

On March 5, 2014, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC or the “Committee”) issued its annual report to Congress on the current state of the Federal suspension and debarment system. The report includes a summary of the ISDC’s progress toward ensuring that the program is administered fairly and effectively, as well as actual data on Federal agency suspension and debarment actions in FY12 and FY13.

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NASA Proposed Rule: Clarification of Profit and Fee on Federal Financial Assistance Awards (RIN 2700-AD79)

NASA is proposing to revise the NASA Grant & Cooperative Agreement Handbook to clarify that the agency does not pay profit or fee on Federal Financial Assistance awards (i.e., grants and cooperative agreements) to non-profit organizations (RIN 2700-AD79). Continue reading NASA Proposed Rule: Clarification of Profit and Fee on Federal Financial Assistance Awards (RIN 2700-AD79)

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