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Uniform Guidance Guidance are new rules concerning how we administer, account for and audit federal grant and contract funds. Uniform Guidance became effective December 26, 2014, and applies to new awards or additional funding to existing awards made after this date. For existing federal awards received prior to December 26, 2014, UT will adhere to the stated terms and conditions of the award.

The purpose of Uniform Guidance is to streamline the Federal government’s guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements. These modifications are a key component of a larger Federal effort to more effectively focus Federal resources on improving performance and outcomes while ensuring the financial integrity of taxpayer dollars.

SPA and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) are partnering to offer several information sessions. These “town hall” style forums are designed to address both your pre-award and post-award questions in a collaborative, interactive format. Uniform Guidance will bring significant, but positive, changes to the way we do business at UT. We encourage you to register for a session at Office of Research and Engagement.

Uniform Guidance Tools

Subaward Monitoring

Subrecipient Monitoring Plans

Subaward Responsibilities Matrix

Determination Guide for Agreements with External Entities/Individuals

Subrecipient Risk Assessment for New Subrecipients

Direct vs Indirect Charging Tools

PI Quick Guide to Exceptions

Direct vs F&A Charges Guide

Unallowable Costs Guide

UT Justification Samples Example Guide

Related Links

Federal Register

Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200)

Uniform Guidance FAQ

Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) 

COGR: Implementation and Readiness Guide for the OMB Uniform Guidance

FDP/COGR White Paper on the Uniform Guidance

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