HHS is the largest grant making agency in the Unites States. HHS provides grant awards through 12 Operating Divisions. Most HHS grants are provided directly to states, territories, tribes, and educational and community organizations. Grant dollars must be used for their intended purpose, and awardees must account for costs and justify expenditures. HHS-OIG is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Theft or embezzlement
- Misuse of grant funds
- Falsifying information in award applications (e.g. misrepresenting facts about qualifications or eligibility, personnel, facilities, or budget)
- Falsifying information in progress reports or other submissions (e.g. misrepresenting project status or results)
- Falsifying data or results, including research data
- Falsifying documents, such as time and effort records
- Billing for work that was not performed
- Billing for expenses not incurred as part of the award
- Compliance Training (American Indian/Alaska Native )
- Consumer Alerts
- Grant Self-Disclosure Program
- Whistleblower Protection Coordinator
- Notice to the HHS Contractors, Subcontractors, Grantees, Subgrantees or Personal Services Contractors
HHS consistently funds the largest amounts of SBIR program award funds to small businesses to pursue innovative research and development ideas that have commercialization potential and meet research and development needs of the Federal Government.
OIG senior staff discuss OIG's work on grant and contract vulnerabilities and how it relates to disaster response funding. Watch these short educational videos designed to help prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
This downloadable poster can help spread the word about grant or contract fraud and what you can do about it.