Legislative Mandates Restricting Uses of Federal Grant Funds
The annual Appropriations Acts funding the Department of Health and Human Services state that federal grant funds cannot be used to support certain specific activities. These restrictions, called “the legislative mandates,” generally recur on a continuing annual basis with the passage of a new Appropriations Act, and are restated in guidance issued by the Office of Federal Assistance Management (“OFAM”) within HRSA. A copy of the HRSA guidance for fiscal year 2018, Bulletin Number 2018-04 is linked below, and is also available on the “Manage Your Grant” page of HRSA’s website.
NACHC is pleased to provide health centers with a sample Policy and Procedure to address these Legislative Mandates. Note that this is only a template, and that it must be modified to reflect your health center’s operations. Also, health centers are encouraged to closely review the Legislative Mandates prior to adapting and adopting the attached Policy and Procedure.