Review of Federal Programs

The State Clearinghouse (SCH) serves as the state's Single Point of Contact for the review of federal assistance applications pursuant to Presidential Executive Order No.
12372
. Notification of certain federal assistance applications must be provided to the SCH, which in turn publishes this information for review and comment by State and local elected officials. The SCH does not administer grant programs or offer any grant funding. Please visit grants.gov for funding opportunities.

How to Determine if Your Federal Assistance Application is Subject to Review

To determine if your federal assistance application is subject to review, visit Assistance Listings on the System for Award Management (SAM) webpage.  Conduct a search for the federal assistance program being applied to, then review the program listing for information about its application requirements under Executive Order No. 12372.  If no information is available, contact the federal agency identified in the program listing.

To inquire about eligibility, application procedures, and criteria used to approve federal assistance, applicants should contact the appropriate federal funding agency. The SCH is unable to provide this information.

Federal Assistance Application is Subject to Review

If your federal assistance program requires state review, you must send one copy of your application cover form (Standard Form 424) to the SCH. Emailed copies of the Form 424 are accepted. DO NOT send your full application package or any other supplemental information. Send the Form 424 to:

State Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 3044
Sacramento, CA 95812-3044

Email: state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov

In the appropriate box on Form 424, mark that the federal assistance application was made available for state review under the Executive Order 12372 process before submitting your federal assistance application to the federal funding agency.

Federal Assistance Application is not Subject to Review

If your federal assistance program does not require state review, no further documentation is required by the SCH.

In the appropriate box on Form 424, mark that the federal assistance application has not been selected for state review under the Executive Order 12372 process before submitting your federal assistance application to the federal funding agency.