Important Changes in the UG

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What is the Uniform Guidance?

Important Changes in the UG

Agency Implementation

Open Issues

This page describes specific differences between the Uniform Guidance and its predecessors, Circulars A21, A110, and A133.  UMCP’s implementation or policy changes resulting from the UG are also discussed.

Click on any of the links below to find out more about changes resulting from the Uniform Guidance. 

  • Restrictions on voluntary committed cost share
  • Allocable Costs
  • Expenditures that now require agency pre-approval
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Program Income
  • Budget preparation and cost principles
    • Participant costs
    • Direct costs – clerical and administrative
    • Computing devices
    • Fringe benefits (accumulated leave)
    • Publication costs
    • Recruiting costs
    • Travel costs
    • Foreign Activities
    • Modified Total Direct Cost
  • Making a change to my program plan or budget after award
  • Procurement
  • Subrecipients
    • Including subrecipients in my proposal
    • contract terms and conditions
    • risk assessment
    • monitoring
  • Reporting Requirements
    • Effort Reporting
    • Record retention
  • Closeouts
  • Audits


Contact your ORA contract administrator for technical questions or SPAC for financial matters.



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