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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 guidelines and polices to which SPARC OT awardees must adhere as a member of the SPARC consortium are provided in the SPARC Material Sharing Policy. Additional information regarding the various laws, regulations, guidelines and polices to which SPARC will adhere when issuing SPARC OT awards is available on the SPARC OT Award Policy Guide page while SPARC OT funding opportunity announcement (FOA) application, review, and post-award management information is available on the SPARC Other Transactions - General Information page.

Published on September 22, 2016.

This page last reviewed on July 14, 2023