Federal Grants and Contracts Oversight

U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Office of Management and Budget's predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In addition, OMB oversees and coordinates the Administration's procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies.

U.S. Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)

Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 74-86 and 97-99, December 2008 edition; includes information on the administration of grants and agreements to institutions of higher education.

National Science Foundation Grant and Agreement Conditions

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Public Health Service (PHS) Grants Policy Statement

This publication presents a compilation of the salient features of policies and various policy issues that have been raised in the past regarding the administration of Public Health Service (PHS) grant awards.

Relevant OMB Circulars

Circular A-21

(Revised 8/8/00, As Further Amended 5/10/04) Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.

Circular A-110

(Revised 11/19/93, As Further Amended 9/30/99) Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.

Circular A-133

(Revised 6/27/03 and 6/26/07) Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

Circular A-81
On 26 December 2013, the Office of Management Budget released its final guidance on the changes to the OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133.  Circular A-81 attempts to streamline the federal award management process by focusing resources on outcomes and performance improvement.  A-81 will become effective on 26 January 2014.

Trisha Barber, Assistant Controller
Post-award Services
Financial Services

Laurie Taylor, Director
Pre-award Services / Transition to Post-award
Research and Sponsored Programs