OMB Uniform Guidance

OMB Uniform Guidance

White House
On December 26, 2013, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance entitled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). Located at 2 CFR 200, this guidance supersedes and streamlines the following eight existing OMB Circulars:

This is a major reform of how the federal government provides assistance awards (e.g., grants and cooperative agreements) with the goal of increasing accountability and transparency while reducing the administrative burden on non-federal entities receiving federal awards.

These new federal regulations became effective for new federal awards and new funding for existing awards on December 26, 2014.

The University of California, Santa Barbara has assembled a Project Team to review the changes that may affect policy, procedure, and system changes.