OMB Uniform Guidance

On December 26, 2013 the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance entitled Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). This guidance supersedes and combines the requirements of eight existing OMB Circulars (A-21, A-50, A-87, A-89, A-102, A-110, A-122 and A-133). The Uniform Guidance significantly reforms federal grantmaking to focus resources on improving performance and outcomes with the intent to reduce administrative burdens for grant applicants and recipients and reduce the risk of waste, fraud and abuse.

The Uniform Guidance is effective December 26, 2014 for new federal awards and new funding for existing awards.  Sponsored Research Services (SRS), The Texas A&M University System (system) and representatives from system member universities and agencies have assembled a project team to determine the impact of the new regulations to existing policies and processes. SRS will post updates and implementation plans as they become available.

News and Updates:

Uniform Guidance Cost Principles Reference Guide

TAMUS Uniform Guidance PI Quick Guide

TAMUS Uniform Guidance PI FAQ’s

Additional Information:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Frequently Asked Questions for Uniform Guidance

Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Meeting Updates

Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

Uniform Guidance White Papers
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) has published a set of white papers investigating areas of concern in the implementation of the new uniform guidance on administrative requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions for New Uniform Guidance at 2 CFR 200

Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) – recommended resource for announcements/updates.

COFAR-COGR Review:  OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.