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Difference between Federally Funded and Federally Assisted

Robin P. - Jun 30, 2016
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Can you explain the difference between Federally Funded project vs. Federally Assisted? It’s my understanding that Federally Funded is a contract or subcontract with the government and federally assisted is a project that has a grant, loan, etc from the Federal government.

Example: The project is Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital & Women’s Pavilion. The hospital facility will be financed utilizing the HUD Federal Housing Administration Section 242 Mortgage Insurance Program. Does that make it Federally Funded or Federally assisted? The contract also has the following provision, is this just cookie cutter language?

Contractor is a federal contractor. Subcontractor therefore acknowledges and affirms it will be responsible for compliance with the provisions required of a federal contractor/subcontractor. Such provisions may include but not limited to: EO 11246, Section 503, VEVRAA, EO 13496.

While I understand that we must abide with EO11246 because of the loan…..since it is not a Federal contract (what I believe to be Federal Contract) we would not need to abide by Section 503 and VEVRAA.

Please advise asap. Thanks!

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