0912 FEDERAL GRANTS
Review By Department of Finance (DOF)
Pursuant to the provisions of Government Code Section 13326, advance approval for application to the federal government is delegated to agencies/departments, except requests for federal funds for the following:
- "New" activities not included in the budget,
- Activities which have been previously denied by the Administration or the Legislature, and
- Sensitive policy issues. The determination of a "sensitive policy" issue is at the discretion of the agency/department making the request for federal funds.
Budgeted Grant Requests
Requests for federal funds which can be anticipated should be included and justified as part of the departmental budget request. For budgeted grant requests, the applicant must file federal Standard Form 424 with the SCH prior to the publication of the Governor's Budget document for the fiscal year for which the grant is requested. The remittance advice for receipt of a budgeted grant request should cite the SCH identification number.
Unbudgeted Grant Requests
Requests for federal grants that were not anticipated ("unbudgeted") must be forwarded to DOF if they meet any of the criteria specified above (Items 1, 2 and 3 - Review By DOF). For each grant request meeting this criteria, departments must submit a "Federal Grant Request" form DF-24. See Appendix D. Agency approval must be obtained prior to submission to DOF, except that departments which do not report to an agency secretary are to submit their requests directly to DOF. Forms must be submitted to DOF at least 10 working days prior to the federal deadline for application. Constitutional Officers, the University of California, and the California State University are not required to obtain DOF approval. Departments are also responsible for determining if any request for unanticipated federal funds meets the criteria for legislative notification set forth in Control Section 28.00 of the annual Budget Act. If requests meet the notification criteria, departments are also responsible for submitting the appropriate Section 28.00 materials to DOF along with the "Federal Grant Request" form DF-24.
After approval is received by DOF for an unbudgeted grant request, the applicant must also file federal Standard Form 424 with the SCH.
Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number for Grant Requests
The federal Standard Form 424 must include the Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number that was assigned to the department by Internal Revenue Service. (See also SAM section 8422.19)
State, Metropolitan, and Regional Clearinghouses
For a list of Areawide, Metropolitan, and Regional Clearinghouses, see Appendix B.
The address and telephone number of the SCH is:
California State Clearinghouse
Office of the Governor
Office of Planning and Research
1400 Tenth Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Telephone: (916) 445-0613