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Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR Part 200), referred to as the Uniform Guidance. The new guidance consolidates, streamlines and supersedes eight existing OMB Circulars, including Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133. The Uniform Guidance applies to new awards and existing awards receiving incremental funding on or after December 26, 2014 as determined by Federal funding agencies. This webpage will provide information on the Uniform Guidance implementation and will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.

Navigating the Uniform Guidance

For ease of navigation, the Uniform Guidance is broken down into its following subparts:

The procurement standards in Subpart D will become effective at Indiana University on July 1, 2016. An official statement regarding Indiana University’s adoption of the procurement standards is presented on the External link Office of Procurement Services website.

Subpart F will apply to audits at Indiana University beginning with FY2016.

Uniform Guidance Applicability and Federal Agency Implementation

University Policies related to the Uniform Guidance

Office of Research Administration Presentations

Research Administrators Team Meetings – December 2014

Research Administrators Team Meetings – February 2015

Subaward Requirements

Communications & Resources from Federal Agencies

Federal Agency Policy Guides

Presentations & Training Materials from Non-Federal Organizations


  • Presentations from Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) March 5, 2015 Meeting

Costing policies perspective on the Uniform Guidance:


Federal Panel: Challenges, Opportunities and Implementation of Uniform Guidance

Other Resources

  • Federal contracts, as opposed to Federal grants and cooperative agreements, are subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), in addition to parts of the Uniform Guidance. See the section above entitled Uniform Guidance Applicability and Implementation to determine the applicability of the Uniform Guidance to a contracting mechanism. Links to the FAR provided here as a reference:
  • OMB Circulars in effect for awards received prior to 12/26/2014 until new incremental funding is received on or after 12/26/14. See the Uniform Guidance Applicability and Implementation section above for guidance on the applicability of these circulars: