Post assistance requirements...
Centers will be required to submit detailed annual progress reports (including substantive information about research results to date, status of ongoing research, research plans for the next year and any modifications in long-term research plans). Also, inventions reporting, financial status reports, final progress reports, and other reports are required to be filed in accordance with PHS policy.
This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.
Audits are to be carried out in accordance with the provisions set forth in 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart C, Section 74.26 and in OMB Circular No. A-133, as appropriate. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency.
The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133.
These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year,
as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period,
rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).
Records must be retained at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been received.
This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require.
Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office.
For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C.
For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.