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Conflict-of-Interest Requirements - Minimum Written Agreement Standards

Per 24 CFR 85.36, written agreement standards that govern the performance of employees engaged in awarding and administering contracts must, at a minimum, do the following:

  • Require that no employee, officer, agent of the PJ, or its subrecipients shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by HOME if a Conflict-of-Interest, either real or apparent, would be involved;
  • Require that PJ or subrecipient employees, officers, and agents not accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to subagreements; and
  • Stipulate provisions for penalties, sanctions, or other disciplinary actions for violations of standards.

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