What are special conditions/encumbrances and do they have to be completed before I can access grant funds?

A special condition is an item included in the Grant Award Package that requires the grantee to accomplish certain tasks or meet certain requirements within a particular period of time in order to comply with the terms of the grant. It is important that you review the special conditions carefully and check OGMS to see if there are any encumbrances as some might require action before funds will be disbursed.