Grants Policy

On December 26, 2013, OMB published interim final guidance titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements (OMB Uniform Guidance), which streamlines the language from eight existing OMB circulars, including Cost Principles (OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A 122) and administrative requirements (OMB Circulars A-102 and A 110), into one consolidated set of guidance applicable to federal assistance awards.  The OMB Uniform Guidance supersedes DOC’s uniform administrative requirements set out at 15 C.F.R. Parts 14 and 24.  In accordance with the Federal Register notice published on December 19, 2014 (79 FR 75871) and the regulation at 2 C.F.R. § 1327.101, the DOC adopted the OMB Uniform Guidance, codified at 2 C.F.R. Part 200, effective December 26, 2014.  This means that the OMB Uniform Guidance applies to all new awards and may apply at the Grants Officer's discretion to additional funding to existing awards made on or after December 26, 2014.  Additionally, the audit requirements of the OMB Uniform Guidance apply to audits of non-Federal entities beginning on or after December 26, 2014.  Information on the substance of and transition to the OMB Uniform Guidance may be found at https://cfo.gov/cofar.  2 C.F.R. Part 200 may be found at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2cfr200_main_02.tpl.

Current Department of Commerce Policy Documents
Department of Commerce Grants and Cooperative Agreements Manual (24 October 2016)
Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Memorandum (FAM) - Certifications Regarding Federal Felony and Federal Criminal Tax Convictions, Unpaid Federal Tax Assessments and Delinquent Federal Tax Returns (FAM 2015-01)
Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Memorandum (FAM) - Policies, Procedures, and General Decision-Making Criteria for Deviations from Negotiated Indirect Cost Rates under Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards (FAM 2015-02)
Department of Commerce Approved Deviations from Negotiated Indirect Cost Rates under Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards
Commerce Department Forms (CD)
Useful Links
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Apply for a Grant
System for Award Management (SAM)
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)
Do Not Pay

DOC Award Terms, Conditions and Associated Regulations:

If your award or additional funding to an existing award was made before December 26, 2014, please see below for the applicable terms.

Agency Title
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Pre-Award Notice Effective December 17, 2012
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions Dated January 2013
Department of Commerce (DOC) DOC Grants and Cooperative Agreement Regulations

If your award or additional funding to an existing award was made between December 26, 2014 and March 31, 2017, please see below for the applicable terms.

Agency Title
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Pre-Award Notice Effective December 26, 2014
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Condition Dated December 26, 2014
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) OMB Uniform Guidance, 2 C.F.R Part 200

If your award or additional funding to an existing award was made on or after March 31, 2017, please see below for the applicable terms.

Agency Title
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Pre-Award Notice Effective December 26, 2014
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions Dated March 31, 2017
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) OMB Uniform Guidance, 2 C.F.R Part 200

 


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This page was updated on April 4, 2017