Key Federal Regulations and Policies
Administrative Requirements for Grants & Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education. Also known as 2 CFR 215 or OMB Circular A-110, this is the code of federal regulations governing how federal grants to Lawrence must be administered, what records and documentation must be kept, etc. CFR-2013-title2-vol1-part215.pdf
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, also known as 2 CFR 220 or OMB Circular A-21, lays out detailed explanations of how to spend federal funds in allowable ways and avoid unallowable costs. CFR-2013-title2-vol1-part220.pdf
As of December 26, 2014, a new "supercircular" of federal regulations is in effect. This new regulatory document, known as the Uniform Guidance or 2 CFR 200, replaces several previously-separate regulatory documents, including the two described above. Each federal grantmaking agency is required to update its grants policy documents to conform to the new standards set by 2 CFR 200. If you have been awarded a federal grant before December 26, 2014 then the above federal regulations and policies will apply to the management of your grant. if you have been awarded a federal grant on or after December 26, 2014 then the new regulations under 2 CFR 200 apply to the management of your grant.