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National Public Policy Requirements

Policy Description Link
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 42 U.S.C. 6101-6107
Americans with Disabilities Act Prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age in hiring, promoting, firing, setting wages, testing, training, apprenticeship, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.
Cloning of Human Beings Ban Federal funds may not be used to support human embryo research and for cloning of human beings. Presidential Memo, March 4, 1997
Constitution Day Recognizes the adoption of the constitution Constitution Day
Copeland Act When required by statute. Copeland Act
Davis Bacon Act When required by statute. Davis Bacon Act
Debt Collection Improvement Act Maximize collections of delinquent debts owed to the Government by ensuring quick action to enforce recovery of debts and the use of all appropriate collection tools. Debt Collection
Drug Free Workplace Organizations receiving grants from any Federal agency agree to maintain a drug-free workplace. 42 U.S.C. 701 et seq.
Education Amendments of 1972 No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 20 U.S.C. 1681-1684, 1685 and 1686
Faith Based Organizations Religious organizations are eligible, on the same basis as any other organization, to participate in any Department program for which they are otherwise eligible. Neither the Department nor any State or local government receiving funds under any Department program shall, in the selection of service providers, discriminate for or against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character or affiliation. Faith Based Organizations
Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act Full disclosure of all entities and organizations receiving Federal funds including grants, contracts, loans and other assistance and payments through a single publicly accessible Web site, USASpending.gov. FFATA
Federal Technology Transfer Act Technology transfer from federal government agencies to the commercial sector. FTTA
Fly America Act Foreign air travel funded by Federal government money may only be conducted on U.S. flag air carriers. Fly America Act
Freedom of Information Act Allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents. FOIA
Hatch Act Prohibits employees in the executive branch from engaging in partisan political activity. 5 U.S.C. 7321-7328
Immigration and Nationality Act Restricted immigration into the U.S. INA
Limited English Proficiency Take steps to ensure that people with limited English proficiency can meaningfully access health and social services. EO 13166
Lobbying (for all awards expected to be over $100k) Limitation on using appropriated Federal funds to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence any officer or employee of an agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress with respect to the award, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any of these instruments. 31 U.S.C. 1352
Metric System Measurement values in applications and grantee-prepared reports, publications, and other grant-related documents should be in metric. EO 12770
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Minority and Disadvantaged Business Minority and Disadvantaged Business
Native American Graves protection To return Native American "cultural items" to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. Native American Graves protection
Patent Rights Patent Rights Patent Rights
Paperwork Reduction Act Reduce paperwork and enhance the economy and efficiency of the Government and the private sector by improving Federal information policymaking. Paperwork Reduction Act
Privacy Act Safeguard individual privacy from the misuse of Federal records. Privacy Act
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act Provide protection against misuse of select agents and toxins whether inadvertent or the result of terrorist acts against the U.S. homeland or other criminal acts. 42 U.S.C. 201 Note
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of the physical or mental impairment, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 29 U.S.C. 794
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.
Seat Belt Use Adopt and enforce on-the-job seat belt policies and programs for their employees when operating vehicles, whether organizationally owned or rented or personally owned. EO 13043
Smoke Free Workplace Provide smoke-free workplaces and to promote the nonuse of tobacco products. NIH defines the term "workplace" to mean office space (including private offices and other workspace), conference or meeting rooms, corridors, stairways, lobbies, rest rooms, cafeterias, and other public spaces. HHS GPS
Standards of Conduct Prevent employees from using their positions for purposes that are, or give the appearance of being, motivated by a desire for private financial gain for themselves or others, such as those with whom they have family, business, or other ties. HHS GPS
Suspension and Debarment Provides guidance on government wide suspension and debarment systems. 2 CFR Part 180 and 376
Text Messaging while Driving Adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or Government Owned Vehicles, or while driving Personally Owned Vehicles when on official Government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the Government. EO 13513
Trafficking in Persons Include a condition that authorizes the agency to terminate the award, without penalty, if the recipient engages in forms of trafficking in persons. 2 CFR Part 175
Uniform Relocation Assistance & Real Property Acquisition Act Establishes standards for federally funded programs that require acquisition of real property or displacing persons from their home, businesses or farms. 42 U.S.C. 4601
Universal Identifier and CCR Requirement to have active registration to receive federal funding. SAM
US Patriot Act Provides criminal penalties for possession of any biological agent, toxin, or delivery system of a type or in a quantity that is not reasonably justified by a prophylactic, protective, bona fide research, or other peaceful purpose. 18 U.S.C. 175-175c
Use of US Flag Vessels Foreign air travel funded by Federal funds may only be conducted on U.S flag air carriers and under applicable Open Skies Agreements. Flag Vessels

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