The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance (UG, formerly referred to as Omni Circular, Super Circular, and Uniform Grant Guidance) entails more than 100 pages of updates to the process of applying for, managing, and auditing federal grants and cooperative agreements. It applies to new awards, and additional funding (or funding increments) to existing awards made after December 26, 2014.
Nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and state and local government agencies are among those impacted by these complex new rules. CLA has a wide variety of resources and services to help those who must understand and implement UG.
Take some of the questioning out of grant compliance — this customizable workbook guides you through assessing and documenting your grant program’s requirements.
Nonfederal pass-through entities can download a workbook designed to help fulfill the Uniform Guidance requirements in an efficient manner.
Download CLA’s Uniform Guidance implementation checklist to help your organization set deadlines and track progress toward implementation of the new OMB rules.
The Office of Management and Budget has outlined critical criteria and attributes to help your organization monitor subrecipients of COVID-19 relief funds.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expands existing COVID-19 relief programs and provides additional funding not previously available to states or local governments.
The rules and regulations accompanying CRF funds can be daunting. Key in on these five areas to help ease the process.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has provided clarification on which stimulus relief funds will be subject to single audit requirements.
State, local, and tribal governments have many financial assistance options available to them through recent COVID-19 legislation.
Many nonprofit organizations are facing challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Review what federal funding assistance may be available.
Take time now to understand federal grant management regulations, so you can focus on providing help in the future to those who need it most.
The Uniform Guidance requirements are stringent, and noncompliance can be costly. Develop policies that can help keep you on the right side of the regulations.
One constant in the ever-changing regulatory environment should be your commitment to a solid grants management and compliance program.
This list of common review issues also includes recommendations for fixing them. There’s good advice here for higher education institutions; take it!
Colleges and universities that pass federal grant funds through to research partners are subject to increased scrutiny under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance.
Some single audits may straddle the line between the old guidance and the new Uniform Guidance, leading auditors to update testing procedures and audit methodologies.
Whether it’s already scheduled or not, a program review is very likely in your institution’s future. Don’t panic; prepare. Here’s how to get ready.
The 50-year-old student loan program is dead. Unless it’s resurrected, your school must purchase or assign each loan and conclude with an independent audit before you shutter it for good.
Our white paper outlines how foreign and domestic entities receiving U.S. funding can comply with the new Uniform Guidance.
Our white paper outlines how organizations can comply with the new Uniform Guidance in the areas of compensation for personal services and fringe benefits.
Our white paper outlines how institutions can comply with the new Uniform Guidance in the areas of compensation for personal services and fringe benefits.
Our white paper outlines how government entities can comply with the new Uniform Guidance in the areas of compensation for personal services and fringe benefits.
OMB’s “Super Circular” significantly changes how government agencies, nonprofits, and higher education institutions apply for and receive federal grants.
Here are five steps to help recipients of federal grants follow the Uniform Guidance and use the OMB Compliance Supplement to most effectively prepare for the single audit.
The more subtle costs of noncompliance include loss of credibility, diminished grant opportunities, and the time it takes to restore confidence in your organization.
Presentation slides and webinar recordings
Align Your Procurement Procedures with the Uniform Guidance
Understanding the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) regulations can help you identify the steps you’ll need to take to be in proper compliance when procuring with federal funds. This webinar discussed the effective dates, required policies and procedures, allowable procurement methodologies, contractor versus subrecipient relationship determination, as well as best practices.
Improving Your Federal Grant Compliance Program for Nonprofits
Federal grant agreements can be long and complex. Without a robust understanding of Uniform Guidance requirements for your organization and grant, navigating through the governing regulations can be overwhelming. This webinar discussed implementation challenges for nonprofits, specifically social services organizations, and how they can ensure their grant compliance program addresses policies, personnel, internal controls, and other important issues.
CCUSA Uniform Guidance
Jackie Eckman, principal for the public sector, presented on Uniform Guidance at the Catholic Charities Finance, Risk, and Compliance Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Ins and Out of Uniform Guidance for Governments
This webinar, presented by Rebecca Field, manager for nonprofits, and Andrew Laflin, principal for state and local government, gave participants a brief refresh on changes to the administrative requirements and cost principles that come with OMB’s Uniform Guidance relating to state and local government entities.
Uniform Guidance and Your Higher Ed Institution
This webinar, presented by Rebecca Field, manager for nonprofits, gave participants a brief refresh on changes to the administrative requirements and cost principles that come with OMB’s Uniform Guidance relating to higher education institutions.
Impact of the OMB Omni Circular (Uniform Guidance)
This webinar video, presented by Rebecca Field, manager for nonprofits, and Chris Stanz, principal for the public sector, gave a high level overview of the impact of the Uniform Guidance.
The Importance of a Grants Compliance and Management Program
Learn how to identify what compliance requirements are applicable to your grants, and draft applicable policies and procedures. This session will also include some tools that can be used to determine proper compliance.
Understanding the Administrative Requirements of Grants Compliance
In this session, we will cover some of the compliance requirements that come with federal grants, including procurement, reporting, cash management, cost sharing and matching and program income.
Understanding the Cost Principles and Grants Compliance
In this session, we will cover some of the compliance requirements that come with federal grants budgets, including allowable use of funds, international charges, indirect vs. direct costs, and budget and program revisions.