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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.

Contact

Bryan Dickson

Assistant Director, Advocacy and Student Financial Services

202.861.2505

bdickson@nacubo.org

Contact

Megan Schneider

Senior Director, Government Affairs

202.861.2547

mschneider@nacubo.org


News

House Lawmakers Reject Trump F&A Proposal

July 21, 2017

Facilities and administrative cost reimbursements for National Institutes of Health grants have been explicitly protected by provisions in a publicly released draft of the Health and Human Services FY18 funding bill. Lawmakers called proposed caps “misguided” and “devastating.” However, the bill has yet to be voted on by the full House.


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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

  • June 28, 2019

    2019 System Business Officers Roundtable

    Roundtable for business officers serving at a system office or on a campus within a public system.

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  • July 14, 2019

    NACUBO Live! 2019 Annual Meeting

    Join us at our annual meeting from wherever you are!

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Research

  • May 08, 2019

    2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments

    This annual survey provides comprehensive analysis of investment returns, asset allocations, and governance policies and practices at more than 800 U.S. higher education institution endowments and affiliated foundations, representing nearly $617 billion in endowment assets.

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  • May 08, 2019

    NACUBO Benchmarking Tool

    The NACUBO Benchmarking Tool allows member institutions to compare their endowment, tuition discounting, and student financial services survey results against self-selected peer group averages.

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Press Releases

  • May 16, 2019

    NACUBO Selects 14 Higher Education Business Officers for Exclusive 2019-20 Fellows Program

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  • May 09, 2019

    Private Colleges Now Use Nearly Half of Tuition Revenue For Financial Aid

    The average institutional grant for freshmen has increased 91 percent over the decade, a new NACUBO report finds.

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