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Grant Fraud

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fraud
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides seed money to domestic start-ups, and small businesses so they can develop new and advanced technologies across a wide array of industries. OIG has found instances of fraud and waste in HHS's SBIR program. In this Eye on Oversight, Operations Officer Francis Montoya describes two fraud cases involving millions in SBIR grant funds being diverted for personal use.
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Hurricane Sandy Grant and Contract Guidance
Inspector General Daniel Levinson and OIG senior staff discuss grant and contract vulnerabilities related to Hurricane Sandy and how to minimize the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse in HHS grants.
Spread the Word: Fight Grant or Contract Fraud
A poster with information on reporting fraudThis poster can help spread the word about grant or contract fraud and what you can do about it. To report fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in HHS programs, use the OIG's Hotline.
Top Management Challenge: Protecting HHS Grants and Contract Funds from Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Photo of a hand pulling a book from a shelfAnnually, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) prepares a summary of the most significant management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2013, Management Challenge 9 highlighted the challenges related to grant and contract funding.
Photo of a computer, calculator, and spreadsheetsSpotlight On... Grants Management and Oversight
Did you know that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the largest grant-making organization in the Federal Government?
Grant Fraud Alert
Photo of a file titled 'grants'The Office of Inspector General (OIG) alerts the public to a new scheme: receiving "government grant money" as an incentive for paying taxes on time and providing personal or financial information. This scheme involves contact (by phone, email or letter) from someone pretending to be from a government agency, such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).