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3.10 OJP/COPS Office Conference Approval, Planning, and Reporting

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The section below does not apply to recipients of OVW funds. Guidance on conference approval, planning, and reporting for OVW recipients is available here.


The purpose of this section is to provide guidance to OJP/COPS Office  grantees (including cooperative agreement recipients and subrecipients) and contractors that conduct training sessions, meetings, or conferences.

For purposes of this chapter (OJP/COPS Office Conference Approval, Planning, and Reporting) references to “contractor” means a Federal contractor, unless context indicates otherwise. Click here to sign up for email notifications for any changes to the Conference Cost Policy pages: Email Notification (Click to Subscribe).

What's New

Conference Policy Last Updated March 18, 2013

  • “When No Prior Approval is Required” page published with checklist to help recipients determine which events are exempt from the prior approval process.
  • Guidance on application of indirect cost rates to conference costs.
  • New FAQs.
  • Delinquent reports may result in a hold on remaining award funds.