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Federal Assistance Manual

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) uses this Federal Assistance Manual (FAM) to show how OSMRE and its grantees manage Federal grants. You may view the entire document or select a chapter of interest below.

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PART 2 - General Requirements for Federal Assistance
2-100 Using Contracts, Grants, and Cooperative Agreements
2-110 Debarment and Suspension
2-120 Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
2-130 Lobbying
2-140 Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs
2-150 Anti-Discrimination on Federally Assisted Programs
2-200 Property
2-210 Program Income
2-220 Matching and Cost Sharing
2-230 Procurement Guidelines
Disclaimer regarding the Davis Bacon Act in 2-230-60:
This section is currently under review by the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor.
Please use the following text from the February 9, 2011 version of the Federal Assistance Manual for guidance on Davis Bacon:

2-230-60 Do the Davis-Bacon Act and Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
apply to contracts supported with OSMRE funds?
A. SMCRA does not include a prevailing wage provision or require you to comply with the Davis-Bacon Act (40 USC 276a). Since there is no direct relationship between OSMRE and the contractor, we consider your contracts exempt from Davis-Bacon requirements. However, state law or administrative procedures, or other federal laws if you have other federal funds in your project, may require you to include a provision for compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act in your contracts.
B. The Davis-Bacon Act applies when OSMRE deals directly with a private contractor. We will include Davis-Bacon provisions when we award contracts directly for federal regulatory or reclamation programs.
C. SMCRA does not require you to comply with the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 USC 327-330). However, state law or administrative procedures may require you to include these provisions in your contracts.
2-240 Financial Management Systems
2-250 Supporting Documentation and Accounting Files
2-260 Records Retention and Access
2-270 Enforcing and Terminating Assistance Agreements
PART 4 - Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Grant Program
4-100 AML Activities for Uncertified Programs
4-110 Annual Distribution of Title IV Grant Funds
4-120 State Emergency AML Reclamation Program
4-130 Acid Mine Drainage Set-Aside Program
4-140 AML Special Future Set-Aside Program
4-150 AML Subsidence Insurance Program
4-160 Environmental Compliance
4-170 The Authorization to Proceed Process
4-200 The Application Process for an AML Grant
4-210 Application Review and Processing for an AML Grant
4-220 Amendments and Post-Award Changes for an AML Grant
4-230 Performance and Financial Reporting for an AML Grant
4-240 Closing an AML Grant
4-300 Title IV Grant Procedures for Certified Programs
Section 4-300-20C is currently under review by OSMRE. Until the review is complete, all grant recipients, including Certified States and Tribes, must adhere to the provisions of 2 C.F.R. 200, which mandates that grantee/recipients must obtain prior written approval for purchases of equipment, buildings, land and other capital expenditures.
4-400 Procedures for Civil Penalty Grants