Compliance is an important subject when it comes to grant administration. Faculty will find the following compliance topics to be of particular interest.

The Office of Management and Budget

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) oversees the activities of Federal Agencies in the United States. The OMB issues circulars to provide guidance for Federal Agencies and Grantees to administer Federal awards. Recently the OMB combined several Federal circulars into a single document called the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, generally referred to as the Uniform Guidance or 2 CFR 200. The following subparts of the Uniform Guidance pertains to the Grantee’s administration and compliance of Federal awards:

The Uniform Guidance is applicable to new and incremental Federal Awards issued on or after December 26, 2014. The College continues to follow guidance under OMB Circulars A-21 – Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, A-110 – Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements, and A-133 – Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, where applicable. The College had elected to defer the procurement standards of Uniform Guidance 2 CFR § 200, Subpart D, until July 1, 2018.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

Faculty who have received federal assistance or are interested in applying for federal assistance should review the applicable CFDA for specific requirements of the program and related audit information. See Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance page for more information.

Federal Travel Regulation/Fly American Act

The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) implements statutory requirements and Executive branch policies for travel by individuals authorized to travel at government expense. See Fly American Act for more information.

Export Controls

The United States established export controls to protect the national security and foreign policy interests. Export controls govern the shipment, transmission, or transfer of certain regulated items, information, or software to foreign persons or entities.

When export control regulations apply, the approval from the U.S. Government may be necessary. In these situations, such as when fundamental research safe harbor is unavailable, an export license must be obtained to ship or share of regulated/controlled items, information or software. See Export Controls for more information.