U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Financial Guide 2006 - Part III - Chapter 13: Sanctions

If a recipient materially fails to comply with the terms and conditions of an award, including civil rights requirements, whether stated in a Federal statute, regulation, assurance, application, or notice of award, the awarding agency may take one or more of the following actions, as appropriate in the circumstances. This authority also extends to the recipient agency.

  1. Temporarily withhold cash payments pending correction of the deficiency by the recipient.
  2. Disallow (that is, deny both use of funds and any applicable matching credit for) all or part of the cost of the activity or action not in compliance.
  3. Wholly or partly suspend or terminate the current award.
  4. Withhold further awards for the project or program.
  5. Take other remedies that may be legally available.

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