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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars

OMB Circulars are instructions or information issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to federal agencies. They are expected to have a continuing effect of 2 years or more. A complete list of current OMB Circulars can be found on the White House Web site.

OMB published a Federal Register Notice (69 FR 26275) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004, implementing changes that affect the location of policy guidance for grants and other agreements. It establishes a single title in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Title 2 of the CFR) along with two subtitles (Subtitles A and B). Subtitle A of Title 2 is to house OMB's guidance to federal agencies for grants and agreements. Subtitle B of Title 2 will house agency regulations that implement the OMB guidance.

View, via the links below, where OMB relocated existing OMB Circulars to Title 2 in the CFR, Subtitle A.

The following OMB Circulars are among the ones that apply to NIFA and its activities:

  • Circular A-21: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, relocated to 2 CFR part 220
  • Circular A-110: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations, relocated to 2 CFR part 215
  • Circular A-122: Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations, relocated to 2 CFR part 230
  • Circular A-133: Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

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