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3.17 Suspension or Termination for Convenience

Suspension or Termination of the Grant

Suspension of a grant or cooperative agreement award creates a temporary interruption of Federal funds to the award recipient under the grant or cooperative agreement being suspended.

  • The suspension may sometimes be lifted by corrective action taken by the recipient, or may be the first step in making a decision to terminate the award.
  • Termination of a grant or cooperative agreement award means the cancellation of Federal funds, in whole or in part, when you, as the recipient, fail to comply with the terms and conditions of an award, which includes the unauthorized use of personal identification information to access Federal grant funds by someone other than the recipient of record.
  • In the event that a project is terminated, the awarding agency will:
  • Notify you, the recipient, in writing of its decision;
  • Specify the reason;
  • Afford you and your subrecipients a reasonable time to terminate project operations; and
  • Request you seek support from other sources.

An awarded project which is prematurely terminated will be subject to the same requirements regarding audit, recordkeeping, and submission of reports as an awarded project that runs for the duration of the project period. Refer to OJP Appeal and Hearing Procedures (Title 28 CFR Part 18 [PDF - 149 Kb]) for appeal rights in event of termination.