Facilities

Real Property Guidance and Regulations

Review the resources below to learn more about the laws and regulations grantees must comply with when they acquire, construct, or renovate property with federal funds. Identify the forms grantees must complete to request funding and the requirements for recording or posting Notices of Federal Interest. Explore how to request a disposition of real property when it is no longer needed for program services or transitions to a replacement grantee.

The Regulations

Electronic Submission of Real Property Standard Form (SF)-429, ACF-PI-HS-17-03

This information memorandum explains that grantees must submit annual electronic reports on the status of real property in which the federal government retains an interest. Learn how to initiate electronic requests to acquire, finance, or dispose of property subject to a federal interest. 

Facilities Guidance Attachment 1, ACF-IM-HS-17-01

Explore this guidance to learn about the Head Start application and funding process for facilities. Also, find out when to file required notices of federal interest.

Real Property Regulations Overview

Find information, guidance, and materials related to real property and tangible personal property such as equipment.

Real Property Prior Approvals

Explore the circumstances in which prior written approval is required, including when Head Start funds are used to purchase real property, build a new facility (construction), perform major renovations, or dispose of real property. 

Record Retention, 45 CFR §1303.54

Review this regulation to find out how grantees are required to retain records pertinent to the lease, purchase, construction, or renovation of a facility.

Reporting and Request forms

Property Reporting (SF-429 Attachment A)

Learn how every grantee must complete and submit an annual report that identifies any properties subject to a federal interest.

Real Property Request (SF-429 Attachment B and C)

Review the forms grantees must complete to request funding for the purchase, construction, major renovation, financing, or disposition of real property.

Real Property Compliance Tools

Pre-Approval Guidance and Checklist

Explore the specific regulations that grantees should consider before they apply for funds to purchase, construct, or renovate a facility using Head Start grant funds.

Post-Approval Guidance and Checklist

Learn more about the specific regulations that grantees must comply with after they receive funding to purchase, construct, or renovate a facility using Head Start grant funds.

Compliance Requirements for Federally Funded Properties

Recording and posting notices of federal interest, 45 CFR §1303.46

In this Head Start Program Performance Standard, discover the requirements for recording or posting Notices of Federal Interest.

Real Property, 45 CFR §75.318

These regulations explain the process to request a disposition of real property (using Form SF-429 with Attachment C) when it is no longer needed for program services or transitions to a replacement grantee.

Topic:Facilities

Keywords:Real property

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: April 16, 2019