If you are involved in carrying out a federal grant project, you share the responsibility for compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies. The CFSR team can help you understand the regulations and policies that apply to your particular situation. But you, as the project director or principal investigator, are ultimately responsible for ensuring that you carry out your grant project and spend your grant funds in compliance with federal and agency rules. Please contact CFSR staff for more information relating to federal-wide and agency-specific requirements along with institutional policies relating to your grant award.
As of December 26, 2014, a new "super circular" of federal regulations is in effect. This new regulatory document, known as the Uniform Guidance or 2 CFR 200, replaces several previously-separate regulatory documents. Each federal grantmaking agency is required to update its grants policy documents to conform to the new standards set by 2 CFR 200. If you have been awarded a federal grant on or after December 26, 2014, then the new regulations under 2 CFR 200 apply to the management of your grant. Please contact a CFSRS staff member regarding all compliance questions.