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The Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions, or SPARC, program employs an active program management strategy using primarily Other Transactions (OTs), which are not a contract, grant or cooperative agreement. 

The various laws, regulations, guidelines and polices to which SPARC will adhere when issuing SPARC OT awards may be viewed by clicking the image below. Additional information regarding SPARC OT funding opportunity announcement  (FOA) application, review, and post-award management is available on the SPARC Other Transactions - General Information page and the SPARC Material Sharing Policy page.

SPARC OTA policy guide 

Published October 22, 2015 and updated on January 27, 2017.

This page last reviewed on July 14, 2023