Federal Rules and Regulations

Project Changes: Considering Changes? Any time you are thinking about altering any part of the project (that is, doing things in a manner not as described in the proposal), a discussion (either a meeting with minutes, or through email) must occur with Grants, Fiscal, and the project lead.  This is to have consensus and documentation on deciding what changes are large enough to require prior approval from the funder. Note, this is NOT JUST budgetary changes, but any changes to the project. Changes must be approved before they can be implemented.

Communication with the Federal Program Officer assigned to a grant-funded project should happen frequently, not just when contemplating changes.  In accordance with 2 CFR 200.328(d) Significant developments, as soon as we are aware, we “must inform the Federal awarding agency…as soon as …problems, delays, or adverse conditions which will materially impair the ability to meet the objective of the Federal award.”

Excelsior Practices & Policies:


Disclosure of Compensated External Professional Activities

Subrecipient Determination and Monitoring

Effort Documentation

Budget & Project Update Meetings

Contractual Agreements

Meeting Documentation

Federal Regulatory Information:

Background on awards made with federal funds

Uniform Guidance Information

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If you’re concerned about the use of grant funds, please contact the Grants Office and General Counsel. If you’re concerned about broaches in ethical conduct, please visit the EthicsPoint website for more information on how and who to address.