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Policy Guide

NIFA is inviting the public to give feedback on the next update of the Policy Guide. Please read how you can give your input at our announcement page.

The NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide (i.e., the Policy Guide) describes the statutory and regulatory responsibilities of NIFA federally-funded recipients.

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The Policy Guide continues to provide comprehensive guidance on roles and responsibilities, application and review processes, award notification and administration procedures, award terms and conditions, uniform administrative requirements, allowable costs, reporting requirements, close-out procedures and audit requirements.


​NIFA staff and partners can now access the Policy Guide by section or download the entire document:

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