OFAC Check

Grants Officers must also run a check whether a potential grantee is listed on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list, which is managed by the Officer of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) within the US Treasury Department. This list includes names and aliases of individuals and entities identified as terrorists by the US government. OSF entities are prohibited from funding such individuals and entities. Clicking the “OFAC Check” button will run the organization name (for organizational grants) and submitted by (for individual grants) fields against this list.

If a potential match is found Office of General Counsel staff is notified automatically by FC and is tasked to research the potential match and update the system once the potential match has (hopefully) been cleared.

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