Explore the regulations that govern the management, maintenance, and disposition of equipment purchased with federal funds. Review required record keeping practices and procurement procedures. Collect the forms needed for the disposition of equipment when it is no longer needed. Recognize the importance of competitive bids, bonding requirements, and contract provisions.
Learn how property costs and useful life both factor into how equipment is defined.
Find out what written approvals are required from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) prior to the purchase, replacement, encumbrance, or disposition of equipment.
Explore the regulations for equipment management requirements. Find out how to prepare and maintain a complete and up-to-date equipment inventory.
Review the regulations that govern whether Head Start funds can be used to purchase equipment and other capital expenditures.
Head Start grantees can complete this equipment inventory and use it to support the closeout of their award.
Use this form to find disposition instructions for equipment acquired with federal funds that is no longer needed for use.
Related Regulations and Definitions
Review the Uniform Guidance’s expected procurement procedures, competitive bids, bonding requirements, and contract provisions.
Review this memorandum to learn about an increase in the micro-purchase threshold from $3,500 to $10,000 and the simplified acquisition threshold from $150,000 to $250,000 for all entities, except states.
In this regulation, learn about required procurement procedures and competitive practices.
This regulation describes how grantees must retain records for real property and equipment acquired with federal funds.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Audience: Directors and Managers
Last Updated: September 1, 2023