Convicted criminals should not get federal grants

Your tax dollars:

As a follow-up to my post yesterday on USA Spending.gov, here is another government website you can check if you are concerned about someone you know getting a federal grant (contracts too, I think) and you know they have been convicted of a crime.

It is called debarment in government lingo when someone is disallowed or forbidden to receive government funding.

This is the site, it’s called the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).  Yes, what a name, not one you would think to google!  

So, if you know someone getting federal grants and they have been convicted of a crime, check this list.  If they are  not on it, then write to the agency and to the agency’s Inspector General that is awarding the grant and tell them that so-and-so has reasons to be debarred.  There are other reasons besides a criminal conviction, but I don’t know what they are.  I didn’t research that.

This is filed in our category ‘where to find information.’

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