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Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 C.F.R. §200) with an effective date of December 26, 2014. The “Uniform Guidance” or UG consolidates, streamlines and supersedes eight existing OMB Circulars, including Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133. The UG is intended to reduce the administrative burden and cost of compliance for federal grantees.

This quick guide highlights some of the more significant changes that may impact new and incremental funding:

Quick Guide-What You Need to Know

Recent revisions to the Uniform Guidance will take effect Nov. 12, 2020 and our outlined in these documents:

Uniform Guidance Updates

Uniform Guidance Updates Synopsis for Faculty

Comprehensive Guidelines

  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
    • “The core mission of OMB is to serve the President of the United States in implementing his vision across the Executive Branch.  OMB is the largest component of the Executive Office of the President.  It reports directly to the President and helps a wide range of executive departments and agencies across the Federal Government to implement the commitments and priorities of the President.”
      • Uniform Guidance: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (a/k/a 2 CFR 200, Uniform Guidance, UG, Super Circular)
  • U.S. Code

Specific Guidelines


University System of Georgia

University System Policies

Last updated: 9/24/2020