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AFI Tools: Resources for Managing AFI Projects

Published: September 29, 2017
Assets for Independence (AFI)
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Tools, Resource Guide

Information and resources for managing AFI projects are collected here, including information on HHS and ACF requirements. Generally, if the AFI Act does not specifically address an issue, AFI grantees must follow the HHS and ACF requirements. For information on specific AFI statutory requirements, go to: AFI Program Requirements. For help supporting your participants, go to: Resources for Enrolling and Supporting AFI Participants.

AFI Information and Resources:

  • Required Federal Systems for AFI Projects - This page provides information on several federal systems (GrantSolutions, OLDC, PMS, SAM, D&B, and Grants.gov) that AFI grantees must use in order to manage their grants in accordance with the terms and conditions of their awards.
  • Notice of Award Explainer for AFI Grantees - This document (available for download below) provides information to help AFI grantees read and understand their Notice of Award (NOA), also known as a Notice of Grant Award (NGA).
  • AFI Reporting Requirements -This page provides a list of report due dates, information on Federal Financial Reports (SF-425), and information on AFI Performance Progress Reports (AFI PPR).
  • Overview on Project Changes – This page provides information on making project changes, also known as post-award amendments.
  • AFI Grant Closeout Overview – This page lists required closeout activities for grantees and related questions and answers.
  • Returning Unused Federal AFI Grant Funds – This page details the steps grantees must take to return any unused federal AFI grant funds.

HHS and ACF Information and Resources:

  • ACF Post-Award Requirements for Discretionary Grants – This page is maintained by ACF and provides important information on the general post-award requirements for ACF discretionary grants.
  • HHS Grants Policy Statement (GPS) – This is the HHS single policy guide for all discretionary grants and cooperative agreements; as of September 2017, the 2007 version is the current version. It is applicable to all HHS Operating Divisions (OPDIVS), such as ACF, except the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GPS covers basic grants processes, standard terms and conditions and points of contact as well as important OPDIV-specific requirements. Appendices include a glossary of terms and a list of standard abbreviations for ease of reference.
  • General HHS Grant Information - On this site you will find information for prospective and current grantees about HHS grant programs, the grant application processes, and grant management.

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Last Reviewed: June 19, 2019