Department of Labor -- Replacement Grants
B-322628: Aug 3, 2012
The Department of Labors Employment and Training Administration may use amounts obligated for two grants in an appropriation during its period of availability from April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, to fund two replacement grants awarded in fiscal year 2011. When an agency vacates a grant award based on the grant officers discovery of a defect in the competitive selection process, the appropriation originally obligated for the grant remains available to fund a replacement grant awarded after the expiration of the appropriation, where the need for the object of the grant continues to exist, the nature and purpose of the replacement grant are the same as the original grant, and the replacement grant is executed without undue delay. Grant officers are entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that grant awards are made in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Replacement grants awarded to maintain the integrity of a competitive selection process represent a continuation of the obligation for the original grant award rather than a new obligation.