Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Definitions
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Participant Support Costs
Direct costs for items such as stipends or subsistence allowances, travel allowances, and registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not employees) in connection with conferences, or training projects.
Pass-Through Entity (PTE)
A non-Federal entity that provides a sub award to a subrecipient to carry out part of a Federal program.
Target level of performance expressed as a tangible, measurable objective, against which actual achievement can be compared, including a goal expressed as a quantitative standard, value, or rate. In some instances (e.g., discretionary research awards), this may be limited to the requirement to submit technical performance reports (to be evaluated in accordance with agency policy).
The Performance module is used by grantors and grant recipients to create, manage, review and approve the administrative and mandatory components of grant proposals and performance reports that document the progress and completion of grant objectives.
Period of Performance
The total estimated time interval between the start of an initial Federal award and the planned end date, which may include one or more funded portions, or budget periods. Identification of the period of performance in the Federal award per § 200.211(b)(5) does not commit the awarding agency to fund the award beyond the currently approved budget period.
Anything tangible or intangible that is not real property.
(1)Tangible personal property includes:
(a) An object that is not firmly attached to the land, structures, or trees so that its removal would not damage either the object or the point of attachment;
(b) Soil, rock, gravel, minerals, gas, oil, or water after excavation or extraction from the surface or subsurface,
(c) Commodities derived from trees or other vegetation after harvest or separation from the land; and
(d) Annual crops before or after harvest.
(2) Intangible personal property includes:
(a) Intellectual property, such as patents and copyrights;
(b) Securities, such as bonds and interest-bearing accounts.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
Information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. Some information that is considered to be PII is available in public sources such as telephone books, public websites, and university listings. This type of information is considered to be Public PII and includes, for example, first and last name, address, work telephone number, email address, home telephone number, and general educational credentials. The definition of PII is not anchored to any single category of information or technology. Rather, it requires a case-by-case assessment of the specific risk that an individual can be identified. Non-PII can become PII whenever additional information is made publicly available, in any medium and from any source, that, when combined with other available information, could be used to identify an individual.
Pittman-Robertson Act (PR)
Passed in 1937, is now known as Wildlife Restoration. Revenues generated from these excise taxes are apportioned to state wildlife agencies for their conservation efforts, hunter education programs, and operation of archery and shooting ranges.
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