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.

Agency Title
Department of Commerce (DOC) DOC Grants Manual
Department of Commerce (DOC) DOC Approved Deviations from Negotiated Indirect Cost Rates under Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards
Department of Commerce (DOC) Department of Commerce Implementation of OMB Guidance on Non-procurement Debarment and Suspension
Department of Commerce (DOC) Forms Management
General Services Administration (GSA) Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
General Services Administration (GSA) Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid, USA.gov
Multiple Agencies Policy Letters and Memoranda
Multiple Agencies Program Rules
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Financial Management, Grants Management
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) or (Transparency Act)

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

If your award or additional funding to an existing award was made on or after December 26, 2014, please Click Here for the applicable terms.


Grants Management Division
Office of Acquisition Management
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce

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This page was updated on July 30, 2015