Audit of the NRC’s Grants Pre-Award and Award Processes
Revise agency policies to require:
A. A review of applicants’ geographic diversity, diversity in technical disciplines, prior award performance issues ,number of prior NRC awards, and current unexpended grant funds, include the NRC staff responsible for the review, and
B. A review of the NRC’s suspended Automated Standard Application for Payments account list to determine applicants’ performance histories, including the NRC staff responsible for the review.
Develop agency guidance for when to use additional and specific conditions into grant agreements for awardees that have prior inconsistent application of grant requirements.
Implement a requirement whereby the grant application shall require the validation of citizenship status or lawful admittance to the United States as a permanent resident, for individuals proposed in the grant application.
Develop and implement a process to ensure all grant documents and records are uploaded to the appropriate electronic repository.