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The new Uniform Grant Guidance: Cost allowability

Which costs are allowed?

The new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the “Supercircular”) provides increased focus on reducing fraud, waste and abuse in the use of federal grant funds. A key component includes determining costs that are allowable. With the implementation date of the new guidance fast approaching (December 2014), do you know what has changed so you’ll be ready?

What you'll learn

  • Identify the major changes pertaining to allowable costs
  • Compare / contrast new and existing guidance in key areas such as time and effort reporting
  • Develop an understanding of key internal control requirements
  • Explore how to find more information
  • Outline how your organization can prepare over the next six months

Who should watch

  • Grant program administrators, managers and staff
  • Accounting and finance personnel
  • Internal auditors
  • Executives and managers seeking more insight into the grants reforms

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The Guidance

The new guidance can be found at 2 CFR Part 200.

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Mike Lowry, CGFM
Senior Vice President,
Assurance Services

Mike Lowry joined CPA and advisory firm Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. (AGH) in 2004 and specializes in governmental and not-for-profit clients. Prior to joining AGH, Mike’s experience includes nearly 20 years’ financial and technology leadership positions in hospitality management companies.

Mike is a CPA with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Wichita State University and a master’s degree in management information systems from Friends University. He has earned the designation of Certified Government Financial Manager from the Association of Government Accountants, and is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Government Accountants.