Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published newly-issued guidance on the HHS OIG Grant Self-Disclosure Program (“Program”), which creates a formal framework for recipients, sub-recipients, and applicants for federal grant money to disclose potential violations of federal criminal, civil, or administrative law that may impact federally-awarded grants. Similar to the OIG’s Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol, the program offers incentives for self-disclosures in the form of reduced penalties and sanctions. The Program will be particularly important for individuals and  entities, such as research universities, that receive federally-funded grants, as the Program establishes a specific process for making certain mandatory disclosures already required by law as well as provides guidance and incentives for making voluntary disclosures.