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Review and Obtain Antiterrorism Certifications - ADS 596.3 - Executive Order 13224

Management controls and contractual requirements provide the basis for minimal requirements to ensure that program goals are achieved efficiently and effectively. ADS 596.3.1.c, Establishing Internal Controls, states that in order for control activities to be effective and efficient to accomplish Agency objectives, management must conduct reviews at the functional and activity level.

Executive Order 13224 prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism. The antiterrorism certification is used to provide USAID with assurance that the Agency is not entering into an assistance agreement with an individual or organization that provides or has provided assistance to terrorists or terrorist activity.

The antiterrorism certification requires an applicant to state that “to the best of its current knowledge, it did not provide, within the previous ten years, and it will take all reasonable steps to ensure that it does not and will not knowingly provide, material support or resources to any individual or entity that has engaged or engages in terrorist activity.”

General Recommendations

  • Obtain and review antiterrorist certifications for grants and implement specific procedures to obtain antiterrorism certifications before awarding any new grant.

  • Remind contractors of the antiterrorism certification requirements and periodically verify that procedures are followed.

Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-278-10-004-P March 31, 2010

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

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