The general contractor needs to be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). If the general contractor is not currently registered with DIR, please have them do so today.Make sure your general contractor (GC) is registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). If not registered currently, they must do so immediately. A closed bid process is acceptable, meaning each project sponsor is able to select the GC of their...In order to be awarded grant funds, the contract must be executed. Upon execution of the contract, match funds must first be expensed if the match is cash. After match funds are spent, project sponsors may submit draw requests and spend grant funds.An applicant can decline the award at any point up until the execution of a contract. If you choose to do so, please send it in writing to AHP at: BHCIP@dhcs.ca.gov.