Policies and Procedures

Responsibilities and Guidelines


It is CSU policy to follow all federal regulations that apply to CSUB grant administration. Links to the federal regulations that apply to Educational Institutions, which include 2CFR215, 2CFR220, and OMB A-133, are provided below:

  • OMB Circular A-110 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations (11/19/1993) (further amended 09/30/1999, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215 (32-pages, 243-kb)
  • OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (05/10/2004) HTML or PDF (109-pages,%7e263-kb), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220 (30-pages,%7e384-kb)
  • OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (includes revisions published in the Federal Register-06/27/2003 and 06/26/2007) (34-pages,%7e173-kb)

Other regulatory requirements may apply based on the terms of the grant or contract.

Federal administrative regulations can be located at the Office of Management and Budget website http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/

Policy conflicts:

“If there is a conflict between the sponsor’s and the CSU’s requirements and/or restrictions, the stricter guidelines are to be followed. However, the sponsor’s guidelines will be honored if the award agreement specifically exempts the project from a more restrictive CSU policy or procedure (e.g., meal service). In this case, a copy of the exemption narrative is to be attached to the expense request documentation for the record.” CSUB Program Administration Guide Revised April 2009, available in the Policies and Procedures page of this GRaSP website.