FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Uniform Guidance Basics FAQs

The Uniform Guidance was implemented to deliver on former President Obama’s management agenda to better target financial risks and direct resources to achieve evidence-based outcomes. The final guidance seeks to improve performance, transparency and oversight of federal awards by streamlining processes.

Under the Uniform Guidance a one-time F&A rate extension may be requested each rate negotiation cycle. Requests should be submitted to the Department of Health & Human Services at least 60 days prior to the due date of the college’s next proposal. This means that subsequent one-time extensions (up to 4 years) are available if a renegotiation is completed between each extension request.

The Uniform Guidance’s grace period for the implementation of procurement practices has been extended until July 1, 2018 (FY 2019).