Most grants — including those your center receives from Health and Human Services, are required to include that information in any press releases or other ACL supported publications and forums describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with ACL funding. This means those carefully developed PSAs to urge people to get vaccines, or the flyers and other materials paid for through the CARES Act or Part C or the CDC Vaccine funds must have language that follows what your grant award says. (Yes, you should read that Grant Award carefully. It does require some things of you.)

Here is the sample language from a grant award from HHS.

If the HHS Grant or Cooperative Agreement is NOT funded with other non-governmental sources: “This (project/publication/program/website, etc.) (is/was) supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $XX with 100% funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS or the U.S. Government.

If the HHS Grant or Cooperative Agreement IS partially funded with other nongovernmental sources: “This (project/publication/program/website, etc.) (is/was) supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $XX with XX percentage funded by non-government sources(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, not an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Giving credit where credit is due

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