Congressional Directives


To implement special Congressionally directed projects or programs identified in HHS' Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, committee reports incorporated by reference into this Act, and other statutes mandating that HHS provide financial assistance awards to a designated recipient(s) for a particular program, project, or activity. In some cases, Congressional Directives designate geographic areas. Funding priorities are to issue these financial assistance awards to the designated recipients within statutory and regulatory requirements as quickly as possible.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are specified in the authorizing statute.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
HHS may require principal investigators for Congressional Directive research projects curriculum vitae and relevant publications.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
HHS awarding agencies will evaluate each application to determine the proposed project's adequacy to meet the Congressionally-mandated project's specified purpose and compliance with other applicable laws. The respective awarding agency issues financial assistance awards per the Congressional Directive.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Language in the Congressional Directive appropriates funds to one or more organizations. HHS awarding agencies may choose to conduct a review and must conduct a pre-award risk evaluation used for similar discretionary programs per regulation. HHS awarding agencies will also ensure applications are of a significant enough completeness and quality to ensure the recipient can be held accountable for achieving the project's goals. HHS awarding agencies will also review the application per HHS' grants regulations and policies.
How may assistance be used?
Grants and cooperative agreements may be used to implement special Congressionally directed projects or programs identified in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring of Congressionally-mandated special project or program assistance agreements will be determined at the time of the award.
Not applicable.
Recipients must retain financial records and make the records available to personnel authorized to examine HHS recipient's grants and cooperative agreements records. These records include all documents supporting entries on accounting records and any record that substantiates changes made in the awards. Recipients must maintain all records until three years from the date of submission of final expenditure reports as required by 2 CFR 200.334. If questions raised because of audits remain following the three years, recipients must retain records until the matter is entirely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
In general, the award period of performance is not to exceed one year unless otherwise stated in the Congressional Directive language. HHS grants systems release HHS financial assistance awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
HHS encourages potential applicants to communicate with the appropriate awarding agency listed in the corresponding Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Headquarters Office
Felix Lorenzo
200 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20201 USA
Phone: 240-453-6193

Johanna Nestor
200 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20201 USA
Phone: 202-631-0420
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 21 FY 22 est $1,306,623,000.00; FY 23 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Congressionally directed funding is subject to HHS Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (UAR) at 45 CFR Part 75 and federalwide UAR at 2 CFR Part 200.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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