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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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.