A system used to capture past performance and integrity information in the federal contracts world will soon be used for grants and cooperative agreements.
By February 16, 2016, NIH officials will begin using information in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) as part of the risk assessment process for making grant awards. If NIH determines that an applicant is not qualified to receive an award, or NIH takes action to terminate an award, the determination and/or action will be reported in FAPIIS. FAPIIS reporting requirements apply to all Federal awarding agencies. Information reported in FAPIIS is available to the public at https://www.fapiis.gov/fapiis/index.action.
Our awardees will also have to report information into FAPIIS. Recipients that have current active Federal contract, grant, and cooperative agreement awards with a cumulative total value greater than $10,000,000 will be required to disclose semiannually information about criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings that reached final disposition within the most recent five year period and that were connected with the award or performance of an award.
You will soon see more information regarding FAPIIS requirements in an NIH Guide Notice, in our application guides, funding opportunity announcements, and Grants Policy Statement.
White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announcement of FAPIIS requirement: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/11/09/2015-28441/guidance-for-reporting-and-use-of-information-concerning-recipient-integrity-and-performance and https://Federalregister.gov/a/2015-17753
Note: Technical amendments to 45 CFR 75 were published on January 20, 2016 in the Federal Register Notice, Volume 81, Number 12 at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-20/html/2015-32101.htm.