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Michigan State University Agreed to Pay $47,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Using NIH Grant Funds for Unallowable Expenses

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan, agreed to pay $47,580 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that MSU used federal funds from a cooperative agreement titled "The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions" awarded by National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to reimburse a subrecipient who paid the subrecipient's principal investigator for travel. OIG alleged this conduct violated applicable regulations restricting Federal award recipients from entering into covered transactions with debarred individuals, and the terms and conditions of the NIH award to MSU.

Action Details

  • Date:March 1, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Grant and Contractor Fraud Self-Disclosures