RCD IM-2021-01 Terminology Changes FY2021

Publication Date: August 10, 2021

Rural Community Development

Information Memorandum







August 9, 2021

Rural Community Development (RCD) Grantees

Terminology Changes


Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Community Services is updating terms used in official documents, correspondence, and other communications to align with terminology used in 2 CFR Part 200 and 45 CFR Part 75. These changes are part of a concerted effort encouraging consistency across all U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, where applicable. While the overall process will be gradual, recipients can anticipate seeing new terms immediately. The terminology changes are outlined in the table below.

Terminology Changes

Previous Term New Term
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Grantee Recipient
Subawardee Subrecipient
Announcement Opportunity

If you have any questions regarding these terminology changes, please contact your assigned program specialist.
Thank you for your attention to these matters. OCS looks forward to continuing to provide high-quality services to OCS grantees.

Lynda E. Perez
Director, Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs
Office of Community Services


Current as of: