Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards

The new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, announced in the Federal Register in December 2014, aims to ease the administrative burden for organizations that receive federal awards while reducing the risk of waste, fraud, and abuse of the $500 billion in awards expended annually. You can find the complete, up-to-date guidance in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

By consolidating eight existing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars into the new uniform guidance, the OMB hopes to eliminate duplicative language so it’s clear where a policy is substantively different across entity types.

Our professionals can help you understand how your organization may be impacted. Check back here to find new resources and articles on the uniform guidance as they become available. Plus, sign up to receive timely articles on the uniform guidance and other topics pertinent to your organization.

Insights and Resources

Procurement Thresholds Under the Uniform Guidance Officially Increased
Article | July 2020

Uniform Guidance Developments and Compliance Strategies
Webcast | On Demand

OMB Releases 2018 Compliance Supplement
Article | May 2018

OMB Uniform Guidance: Lessons Learned for Tribes
Webcast | On Demand

2017 Compliance Supplement and Uniform Guidance FAQ Update
Article | August 2017

OMB Extends Procurement Grace Period for Nonfederal Entities
Article | May 2017

Micropurchase Threshold Under the Uniform Guidance Is Increased to $10,000 for Fiscal Year 2017 for Certain Organizations
Article | April 2017

OMB Releases 2016 Compliance Supplement
Article | August 2016

Uniform Guidance in Focus: Updating Written Policies
Article | June 2016

Navigating the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
On-Demand Webcast | May 2016

Uniform Guidance in Focus: Procurement
Article | May 2016

Update Your SEFA to Accommodate Uniform Guidance Changes
Article | April 2016

Uniform Guidance in Focus: Subrecipient Monitoring
Article | November 2015

OMB Procurement Grace Period and COFAR FAQ Update
Article | September 2015

Further Guidance

For more information on specific sections of the new guidance, contact your Moss Adams professional. Or consult the resources below, directly from government and regulatory agencies:

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