You can request a meeting with a DEOC/PK Grants Officer.
Heather J. Hay, Grants OfficerHeather.firstname.lastname@example.org
The use of a grant or cooperative agreement to carry out a program requires authorizing legislation. For that reason, a component must identify statutory authority before requesting and awarding a grant or cooperative agreement.
The primary statutory authority for Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) components authorizes the performance of research and development projects through grants and cooperative agreements. However, other statutory authorities may be applicable.
The statutory authority does not need to say that the specific purpose of the program is assistance, and it does not need to mention the use of any type of grant or cooperative agreement. However, the intent of the statute must demonstrate that the use of a grant or cooperative agreement is appropriate.
Statutory authorities fall into three categories:
When a DHRA component identifies what it believes may be an appropriate use of a general or specific statutory authority, an initial briefing should be scheduled with the DHRA Contracting Directorate (PK) Grants Officer and the DHRA Office of General Counsel, and the grants process can begin.