Uniform Guidance Affects New Awards Granted after 12-26-2014

In an effort to streamline the administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements of Federal Awards, the Office of Management and Budget undertook a significant revision to regulations that govern Federal grant activities. Specifically, OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, A-122, A-89, A-102, A-133, and A-50 were revised and combined under one “Uniform Guidance” for the management of Federal Grant Awards.


Uniform Guidance Federal Links

Complete Uniform Guidance Code: 2 CFR Part 200

UG Implementation and Effective Dates

  • December 26, 2013 – OMB issued the final rule of the Uniform Guidance (UG).
  • December 19, 2014 – Joint Interim final rule published: Includes OMB updates to UG and Federal agency-specific plans for implementing UG.
  • December 26, 2014 – UG went into effect.
  • July 1, 2015 – Uniform Guidance audit requirements are applicable to NC State awards.
  • July 1, 2016 – Uniform Guidance procurement requirements are applicable to NC State awards.


Comparisons of Circulars and UG requirements

Federal UG FAQ’s

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Agency Updates, Implementation Guides, and Resources


  • The sections marked “Under Development” will be updated as soon as possible. In the meantime, for questions please contact your College or Department staff for further information and email SPARCS or C&G for additional help.
  • Additional agency information will be added when available.
  • Please e-mail C&G with links to additional agency updates.


NOTE: The following links are dated prior to July 2015

University Resources

NCSU Training Materials

Campus Contacts

  • Office of Sponsored Programs and regulatory Compliance (SPARCS)
  • Office of Contracts and Grants (C&G)

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