50 CFR 80.94 - May an agency incur costs before the beginning of the grant period?

§ 80.94 May an agency incur costs before the beginning of the grant period?
(a) A State fish and wildlife agency may incur costs of a proposed project before the beginning of the grant period (preaward costs). However, the agency has no assurance that it will receive reimbursement until the Regional Director awards a grant that incorporates a project statement demonstrating that the preaward costs conform to all of the conditions in paragraph (b) of this section.
(b) Preaward costs must meet the following requirements:
(1) The costs are necessary and reasonable for accomplishing the grant objectives.
(2) The Regional Director would have approved the costs if the State fish and wildlife agency incurred them during the grant period.
(3) The agency incurs these costs in anticipation of the grant and in conformity with the negotiation of the award with the Regional Director.
(4) The activities associated with the preaward costs comply with all laws, regulations, and policies applicable to a grant-funded project.
(5) The agency must:
(i) Obtain the Regional Director's concurrence that the Service will be able to comply with the applicable laws, regulations, and policies before the agency starts work on the ground; and
(ii) Provide the Service with all the information it needs with enough lead time for it to comply with the applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
(6) The agency must not complete the project before the beginning of the grant period unless the Regional Director concurs that doing so is necessary to take advantage of temporary circumstances favorable to the project or to meet legal deadlines. An agency completes a project when it incurs all costs and finishes all work necessary to achieve the project objectives.
(c) The agency can receive reimbursement for preaward costs only after the beginning of the grant period.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 669 - Cooperation of Secretary of the Interior with States; conditions

§ 669a - Definitions

§ 669b - Authorization of appropriations

16 U.S. Code § 669b–1 - Authorization of appropriation of accumulated unappropriated receipts

§ 669c - Allocation and apportionment of available amounts

§ 669d - Apportionment; certification to States and Secretary of the Treasury; acceptance by States; disposition of funds not accepted

§ 669e - Submission and approval of plans and projects

§ 669f - Payment of funds to States; laws governing construction and labor

§ 669g - Maintenance of projects; expenditures for management of wildlife areas and resources

16 U.S. Code § 669g–1 - Payment of funds to and cooperation with Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands

§ 669h - Requirements and restrictions concerning use of amounts for expenses for administration

16 U.S. Code § 669h–1 - Firearm and bow hunter education and safety program grants

16 U.S. Code § 669h–2 - Multistate conservation grant program

§ 669i - Rules and regulations

§ 669j - Repealed. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770,

§ 669k - Reports and certifications

§ 777 - Federal-State relationships

§ 777a - Definitions

§ 777b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 777c - Division of annual appropriations

§ 777d - Certification of funds deducted for expenses and amounts apportioned to States

§ 777e - Submission and approval of plans and projects

16 U.S. Code § 776 to 776f - Repealed.

§ 777g - Maintenance of projects

16 U.S. Code § 776 to 776f - Repealed.

§ 777n - Expenditure of remaining balance in Boat Safety Account