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F&A Resources

The Trump administration has regularly proposed placing caps on reimbursements of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs on National Institutes of Health, Department of Agriculture, and other research agency grants in its annual budgets. These proposals have received support from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and some members of Congress. NACUBO has been actively engaging in advocacy on this issue to educate these officials on the importance of F&A reimbursements to the life-saving research taking place on college and university campuses. The resources below are designed to help business officers explain the intricacies of F&A on their own campuses and to the general public.

 

 

Facilities & Adminstrative Rate Short-Form Course

This 2.5-hour self-study course is a must-see for schools preparing the facilities and administrative rate short form. The first module offers an overview and guidance on the calculation; the second provides specific considerations and indirect cost pools. The final module takes an inside look into the F&A short-form calculation and proposal.

 

Subscription Service

A Guide to Managing Federal Grants for Colleges and Universities is a comprehensive resource for college- and university-sponsored research administrators managed by Thompson Grants, a division of CBIS. The subscription is designed to help those responsible for federal fund management on campus perform effectively during one of the most challenging periods ever for the field of grants management. In addition to the normal risks that colleges and universities face, OMB grant reforms have changed the way you must handle time and effort reporting, procurement under grants, direct charging certain costs, single audit preparations, subrecipient monitoring, and much more.

NACUBO members receive $100 off the subscription. Contact client services at (800) 677-3789 or by emailing service@thompson.com to order.

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News

What Did I Miss in Washington? September 9-23, 2019

September 23, 2019

In this edition: Congress moves to provide minority-serving institutions with STEM support, ED announces disaster relief funds and application requirements, and more.


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  • May 24, 2019

    New F&A Reimbursement Resources to Use Amid Appropriation Scrutiny

    New resources, including an explanatory video, can help you to communicate the impacts of proposed cuts to indirect cost reimbursements.

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  • January 22, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? January 8-22, 2019

    The Trump administration’s proposed overtime rule moves forward, NASPA provides Title IX NPRM Resources, and more.

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  • October 27, 2017

    House Holds Hearing on F&A Costs

    Congressional budget writers have pushed back on the president’s proposal to limit payments, but debate continues around the role NIH facilities and administrative cost reimbursements play in supporting the work of grant-funded research.

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Upcoming Events

  • September 23, 2020

    Legislative Lunchcast: A Washington Update From NACUBO (September 2020)

    September 23, 2020 | 1-1:30pm ET

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  • September 24, 2020

    Closing Your Budget Gap

    September 24, 2020 | 11-12pm ET

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Research

  • August 31, 2020

    NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

    The annual NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) measures the institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutional grant awards to first-time, full-time first year undergraduates and all undergraduates who attend private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities.

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  • August 31, 2020

    NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments

    This annual survey provides comprehensive analysis of investment returns, asset allocations, and governance policies and practices at higher education institution endowments and affiliated foundations, representing over $630 billion in endowment assets.

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Press Releases

  • September 18, 2020

    NACUBO Applauds IRS and Treasury for Reasonable Approach to Problematic Endowment Tax

    The IRS and the Department of the Treasury released final rules for the endowment excise tax and took a measured approach to an otherwise misguided levy on certain private colleges and universities.

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  • June 17, 2020

    NACUBO Sets Path Forward Through COVID-19 Financial Implications

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