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Federal Debt (Office of Management and Budget Circular A-129)

Recipients of OJP awards will be held accountable for all debts owed to the Federal Government. A debt may be incurred as a result of the following actions:

  • Receiving an overpayment of Federal funds.
  • Audit disallowances.
  • Costs disallowed during monitoring reviews.
  • Doing anything else that amounts to a breach of award.

Under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, if after written notification your grantee payments continue to be delinquent, your debt will be referred to a collection agency or the Department of the Treasury for further action.

As required by the Federal Claims Collection Standards and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-129, OJP or the awarding agency will apply interest, penalties, and administrative costs to a delinquent debt owed by a debtor or award recipient.