HHS Grants Policy Statement
The Department of Health and Human Services Grant Policy Statement (HHS GPS) makes available to HHS grantees, in a single document, up-to-date policy guidance to serve as the administrative terms and conditions of HHS discretionary grant awards. This document is also designed to be useful to those interested in HHS grant programs by providing information about HHS and its discretionary grant process.
Applicants for HHS grants and recipients have historically relied on a variety of sources for information about the grants process and requirements of HHS and its component OPDIVs. For the recipients of grants from the OPDIVs constituting the Public Health Service (PHS), the Public Health Grants Policy Statement (PHS GPS) served as the administrative terms and conditions. On October 1, 2006, the HHS GPS supercedes in its entirety the PHS GPS, dated April 1, 1994, and addendum, dated January 24, 1995. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants Policy Statement will continue to apply to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after December 1, 2003 (http://grants1.nih1.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2003/).
The HHS GPS has four parts and appendices, which allow general information, application information, and other types of reference material to be separated from legally binding terms and conditions. This four-part format provides Department-wide information in Parts I, II and III, and reserves Part IV for OPDIV supplementary information, including OPDIV-specific terms and conditions.
The individual parts and appendices provide the following information:
Upon approval, each OPDIV will make available its Part IV supplement on its web site.