Federal Financial Management, Grants Management

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Circulars: Which Circular do I Follow?

Administrative Requirements:
OMB Circular A-89, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (August 17, 1984)
OMB Circular A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments (October 07, 1994) (further amended August 29, 1997)
OMB Circular A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations (November 19, 1993) (further amended September 30, 1999), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215 (18 pages, 280 kb)

Audit Requirements:
OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations (includes revisions published in Federal Register June 27, 2003, and June 26, 2007) (34 pages, 173 kb)

Cost Principles:
OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (May 10, 2004), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220 (30 pages, 384 kb)
OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (May 10, 2004), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 225 (18 pages, 362 kb)
OMB Circular A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (May 10, 2004), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 230 (17 pages, 235 kb)
Legislation: Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (September 26, 2006) (pdf)

Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-107)

The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-65) (December 19, 1995) (pdf)

Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-224)
Memoranda: 2007 Guidance and Schedule for P.L.106-107 Annual Report (October 9, 2007) (5 pages, 66 kb)

M-06-26, Suspension and Debarment, Administrative Agreements, and Compelling Reason Determinations
(August 31, 2006) (1 page, 32 kb)

M-04-05, Clarification of Passback Language to Grant-Making Agencies (January 7, 2004)

M-04-01, OMB Issues Grants.gov FIND Policy (October 15, 2003)

M-03-16, OMB Issues Grants Management Policies (July 15, 2003) (1 page, 91 kb)
Other Guidance: Policy Statements

Related Forms

For OMB Circular A-21 Reporting:
CASB's Disclosure Statement (DS-2) (24 pages, 51 kb)
Facilities and Administrative Rate Proposals

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - Information on obtaining Federal grants

CFO Council Grants Policy Committee - Emerging grant policy

Federal Assistance Awards Data System - Statistical information

Federal Audit Clearinghouse - Results of Grantee Audits

Federal Demonstration Partnership - Research grant information

Grants.gov -Portal to find and apply for Federal grants

GrantsNet - General grant resources and information

The National Grants Partnership - Electronic processing information

State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) List

Federal Register Notice, Federal Agencies Responsible for Cost Negotiation and Audit of State and Local Governments, Republication (January 6, 1986) (12 pages, 5 mb)