Applicants should be aware of the restrictions imposed on the use of HHS funds for lobbying national or national bodies. In accordance with the provisions of 31 U.S.C. Section 1352, recipients (and their subcontractors) are prohibited from using useful federal funds (other than the benefits of a federal contract) for lobbying conventions or federal authorities in connection with the awarding of a contract, grant, cooperation agreement, or loan. These include grants/cooperation agreements involving, in whole or in part, conferences for which federal funds cannot be used, directly or indirectly, to encourage participants to lobby or to instruct participants in how they are supposed to lobby. It may be necessary to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the financial management capabilities of an applicant organisation before or immediately after the award of the grant or cooperation agreement. Independent audit statements of a Certified Public Account (CPA) for the previous two fiscal years may also be required. If you are requesting indirect costs in your budget, you must attach a copy of your indirect cost agreement. If your indirect cost is a provisional rate, the agreement must be less than 12 months old. The data sharing plan is the assurance given by the fellow that the dissemination of all data collected under the CDC agreement on data exchange will be published as follows: it is a national policy to make a fair share of purchases from small minority and female enterprises. The Ministry of Health and Social Services is very committed to the objective of this Directive and encourages all beneficiaries of its grants and cooperation agreements to take positive measures to ensure this equity. In particular, beneficiaries should: under the Paperwork Reduction Act, projects involving the collection of information from 10 or more people and funded by a grant or cooperation agreement are subject to verification and approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Beneficiaries of CDC grants and cooperation agreements should be careful to avoid that CDC funds are used to influence or promote ongoing legislation.

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