The Office of Sponsored Programs

Uniform Guidance Implementation Resource Page

As of December 26, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) updated the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,” the Uniform Guidance.” These updated requirements supersedes, consolidates and streamlines previous OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133.

These changes impact PIs, research administrators, administrative staff and the university research community at-large. In response to these changes, the Office of Sponsored Programs has compiled a comprehensive list of information and resources to keep to the UNCG community informed.

UNCG Uniform Guidance Memo

Cost Principles Reference Guide



Federal Agency Guidance

Department of Education – Uniform Guidance Regulations from the Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions - OMB Uniform Guidance Update FAQ.

Federal Registry Guidance - Provides agency-specific implementation plans for the Uniform Guidance.

COFAR Webinar on Uniform Guidance Implementation - Webinar series provided by COFAR on Uniform Guidance.

National Science Foundation - Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms & Conditions

National Science Foundation GPG 15-1 - Guidance provided by the National Science Foundation for Proposals, Awards and Procedures.

National Institutes of Health - Link includes agency-specific information regarding NIH’s implementation of the Uniform Guidance.



Other Resources

To further assist you in navigating the new regulations found in the Omni-Circular, UNCG has compiled a list of other institutions who have Uniform Guidance websites.  Should you have any questions related to the information contained within a certain institution’s website, please contact that institution directly.

Columbia University – Uniform Guidance

Emory University – Guidance

Harvard University - OMB Uniform Guidance

MIT – Uniform Guidance Resource

Michigan State University – Uniform Guidance Resources

University of Maryland College Park – Uniform Guidance

University of Michigan – OMB Guidance

University of Minnesota – Uniform Guidance Documents

University of Pennsylvania – OMB Uniform Guidance

University of Tennessee - Knoxville – Uniform Guidance

University of Wisconsin – Uniform Guidance

National Council of University Research Administrators – Uniform Guidance Updates – Video Series



Uniform Guidance – Subparts

Preamble – Major Policy Reforms

Subpart A - Acronyms and Definitions

Subpart B –  General Provisions

Subpart C - Pre-Award Requirements 

Subpart D - Post-Award Requirements 

Subpart E - Cost Principles

Subpart F - Audit Requirements



OMB Circulars

A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.

A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of High Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.

A-133Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations and Supplement.