Government Grant Policies and Resources

OMB Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget released the new “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule” on December 26, 2013 (2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al.).  The “Uniform Guidance” became effective on December 26, 2014 for new awards and funding increments issued on or after that date.

All costs charged to a federal grant must be allowable, allocable and reasonable. Please refer to Subpart E of the Uniform Guidance for an exhaustive list of costs that are unallowable. Examples include alcoholic beverages, charitable contributions, fundraising costs, entertainment costs, pre-award costs (unless approved by the sponsor), and travel costs in excess of the lowest available commercial discount airfare (see Fly America Act).

Budget questions should be directed to Senior Accountant Denise Risoli in the Business Office.

The Purchasing Office website provides specific guidance on procurement standards for federal grants.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)