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Grants Guidance

Monday, April 01, 2024

The EAC Office of Grants Management develops and issues guidance and training for grantees on the management of federal funds received under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The policies and guidance provided on the following pages are based on inquiries and clarifications submitted by grantees and have been developed in accordance with the federal regulations and requirements established by HAVA, Congressional appropriation law, and 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are encouraged to contact the Grants Office directly ([email protected]) for specific grants-related inquiries.

HAVA Guidance, Policies & Advisories

The following guidance, polciies, and advisories are intended to help grantees comply with the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and related federal laws, policies, and regulations.

HAVA Requirements and General Grants Guidance

Allocability of Cybersecurity Enhancements

Implementing Statewide Voter Registration Lists

MOE Plan Submission Checklist

Interpretation of Material Changes to State Plans

Program Income and Set-off of Cost Incident to Program Income

Lever Voting Machines and HAVA Section 301(a)

How to determine if a voting system is compliant with Section 301(a)

Provisional Voting and Identification Requirements

Interest on HAVA Title I, Section 101 Funds

Accessible Voting Systems for In-person Absentee Voting

Appropriation of matching funds equal to 5% of an amount less than the total available Requirements Payment

Grants Primer for Election Officials

Subaward Guidance

Allowable Use of Funds

Allowable Use of Funds: Combatting AI-Generated Mis- and Disinformation 3/21/2024

Allowable Use of Funds: Physical Security Services and Social Media Threat Monitoring 6/2/2022

Use of HAVA Funds for Criminal Investigation

Satellite In-Person Absentee Voting Locations

Use of funds provided by counties as part of the State’s matching funding under Title II of HAVA

Use of HAVA Funds for Expenses Related to COVID-19

EAC Policies

Use of Funds to Counter AI Generated Election Disinformation Under Funding Decision Policy 2/14/24

Election Cybersecurity Allocability Under Funding Decision Policy 7/27/23

Disposition of Equipment Purchased with HAVA Funds

Authority to Issue Funding Decisions on Use of HAVA Funds 5/28/15

Policy on Maintenance of Expenditure 6/28/10

Program Income as Match 6/11/04

Clarification Regarding Allowable Uses of HAVA Funds Authorized under Titles I and II 3/20/08