Office of Criminal Justice Grants

Federal Excluded Parties List
In compliance with 2 C.F.R. 200.214, recipients are prohibited from entering into a contract or using federal funds to procure items from certain parties who are debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal assistance programs or activities. In addition, a prohibition on certain telecommunication and video surveillance services or equipment went into effect on August 13, 2020. In accordance with these requirements set out in 2 C.F.R. 200.216, recipients of FDLE awards are prohibited from obligating or expending grants to:
  1. Procure or obtain;
  2. Extend or renew a contract or procure or obtain;
  3. Enter into a contract to procure or obtain equipment, services, or systems that use telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or a subsidiary or affiliate of such entities). 

Prior to obligating grant funds, recipients must determine if their selected vendor or party is excluded (a.k.a. suspended or debarred) from receiving federal funds. The recipient should refer to the System for Award Management (SAM) website to search for exclusion records.
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Excluded Parties List
Recipients who intend to use grant funds for telecommunications and/or video surveillance services or equipment must provide a properly executed Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment Certification to the Office of Criminal Justice Grants.

Additional information regarding the prohibition on certain telecommunication and video surveillance services or equipment can be found on the Telecommunications FAQ and the Telecommunications and Surveillance System Requirements training page.

If you have any questions, or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email at, or by phone at (850) 617-1250.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.