Uniform Administrative Requirements

The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200) streamlines and consolidates government requirements for receiving and using federal awards so as to reduce administrative burden and improve outcomes. It was published in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 75871) on December 19, 2014, and became effective for new and continuation awards issued on or after December 26, 2014. Please note the new regulations do not affect grant funds awarded prior to December 26, 2014, unless funds made available under those grants are carried forward into a new Federal fiscal year or a continuation grant.

The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) at 2 CFR Part 200 is the first consolidation of grant management requirements in many years.

The 2 CFR Part 200 supersedes and combines the requirements of eight existing OMB Circulars from the following categories:

Administrative Requirements

  • Circular A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments
  • Circular A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Awards and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations
  • Circular A-89, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

Cost Principles

Audit Requirements

Reference Materials & Crosswalk Documents