OMB Uniform Guidance

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget published in the Federal Register the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule ("Uniform Guidance"), 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200.

The Uniform Guidance, which will supersede requirements set forth in OMB Circulars A-21 , A-110, and A-133, has an effective date of December 26th, 2014, with the exception of the audit requirements, which are scheduled to be effective the first fiscal year that begins after December 26, 2014. Each federal agency has been charged with developing its own implementation plan and submitting that plan to OMB for approval. It is anticipated that each agency will then publish a plan which will require assessment and analysis.

On December 19, 2014, the interim joint final rule implementing the Uniform Guidance (UG) was published in the Federal Register (Vol. 79, No. 244, Friday, December 19, 2014).

It is effective for new awards and for selected funding increments, issued on or after December 26, 2014.

CU-Boulder's Uniform Guidance Working Group

In preparation for the December 26th, 2014 implementation date, CU-Boulder Research Administration developed a Strategic Plan for addessing the changes, which included a steering committee and working groups. The working groups were responsible for:

  • Determining the impact of the new regulations to existing policy and processes
  • Identifying potential policy revisions, if needed, and
  • Recommending and drafting training materials 

All working groups have provided final working group reports and executive summaries. Training and support material are being added to the website as it becomes available.

Steering Committee Chairs:  Denitta Ward and James Lei 

Working Group Contacts:  Beth Kingsley, Grant Officer; Beth Kroger, JILA Chief of Operations; Nasrin Khoshand, Grant Accountant

Key Document & Reference Links

Agency Updates

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

NIH Interim General Grant Conditions Implementing New HHS Grants Regulations (Uniform Guidance)

CU-Boulder Documents & Links

OCG Uniform Guidance Implementation Practices

Video: CU Overview & Update

Reference Documents & Links