Agency Regulations & Compliance

 Use these quick links to federal regulations and agency policies for compliance information.  

Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
OMB Circular A-21 **- Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
OMB Circular A-110 **Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations
OMB Circular A-133 ** - Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations
** Note: check the Circulars main page for supplements and updates.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Grants Policy and Guidance (March 2015)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Application Compliance (04/15/15)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Grants Policy Statement (10/1/2012) (Effective for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2012.)

National Science Foundation - General Grant Conditions (December 2014)
National Science Foundation - Automated Proposal Compliance (April 2015)
National Science Foundation - List of Automated Proposal Compliance Checks (April 2015)
National Science Foundation - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 15-1). The PAPPG has been revised to implement 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). The Uniform Guidance incorporates language from eight existing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars into one consolidated set of guidance in the Code of Federal Regulations. The PAPPG also has been revised to incorporate other significant changes and clarifications unrelated to the Uniform Guidance implementation. This new version of the PAPPG becomes effective on December 26, 2014. Until then, the current PAPPG (NSF 14-1) guidelines will continue to apply.