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August 6, 2004

ETA REGIONAL INFORMATION ALERT     018-04

ORIGINATING OFFICE:       Region 5

SUBJECT:     Notice – Governmentwide Guidance for Grants and Agreements, 2 CFR Subtitles A and B; 2 CFR 215, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-110); Final Rule

PROGRAM(S):         All Programs

1.  Purpose.  To announce a final rule concerning the governmentwide guidance for grants and agreements found at 2 CFR Subtitles A and B and 2 CFR 215, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-110).

2.  References.   Federal Register, Vol. 69, No. 91, May 11, 2004, pp. 26276-26281 (2 CFR Subtitles A & B); pp. 26281-26298 (2 CFR 215); 2 CFR Subtitles A and B; 215; OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-102, A-110, A-122 and A-133; 48 CFR 31; Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 [Pub.L. 106-107 (.pdf)]; Executive Order 12372

3.  Links.  This Bulletin is in the Regional Resources website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/regionalresources/

Link to the Federal Register attachment on 2 CFR Subtitle A & B (.pdf)
Link to the Federal Register attachment on 2 CFR 215 (.pdf)

4. Substance. The Office of Management and Budget is establishing Title 2 in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for Federal policy on grants and other financial assistance and nonprocurement agreements. Subtitle A consolidates guidance from several separate OMB Circulars and other OMB policy documents. OMB is relocating OMB Circular A-110 to 2 CFR 215.

5.  Action.  Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies.

6.  Contact.  Comments or questions about this OMB action may be directed to Elizabeth Phillips on 202.395.3053. Comments or questions about grants and other financial assistance and nonprocurement agreements with ETA may be directed to your Regional Office:

Region 1 Boston – 617.565.3630
Region 2 Philadelphia – 215.861.5200
Region 3 Atlanta – 404.562.2092
Region 4 Dallas – 214.767.8263
Region 5 Chicago – 312.596.5400
Region 6 San Francisco – 415.975.4610

Comments or questions about the format of this Bulletin may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

7.  Effective Date. May 11, 2004

8.  Expiration Date. Continuing

9.  AttachmentFederal Register, Vol. 69, No. 91, May 11, 2004, pp. 26276-26281 (2 CFR Subtitles A & B); pp. 26281-26298 (2 CFR 215)

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