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2.1 Application Process

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, the amount owed to the Federal Government continues to be delinquent, your debt will be referred to a collection agency or 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.