Where Office of Justice Programs (OJP) grant funds are used to acquire an interest in real property or to make improvements to that property (for example as part of a construction or renovation project funded by a grant), OJP has an interest in the continued use of said property for the purposes originally funded. OJP’s interest extends over the entire useful life of the real estate acquired or improvements made to the real estate, regardless of the end date of the award.
To protect the interests of OJP, 2 CFR § 200.330 requires the award recipient to report on real estate acquired or real estate improvements made throughout the period of award funding for as long as the interest of OJP is kept there. In accordance with the requirements set out in the regulations, OJP must require a non-federal entity to submit reports at least annually on the condition of real property in which the federal government retains an interest, unless the federal interest in the property does not span 15 years or longer. In cases where the federal interest is 15 years or longer, OJP may require the non-federal entity to report at multi-year frequencies (for example, every 2 or 3 years, not to exceed a 5-year reporting period .
Real property may consist of land, land and buildings and other improvements, or buildings only, with or without related personal property.
For more information on OJP’s real estate reporting requirements, please see the following: