Facilities and Administrative expenditures are related to a particular research project but are not easily assigned to a particular budget category. Facilities and administrative costs may include costs incurred by the college for utilities, building space, and administrative services. Where allowed, project budgets should include the approved negotiated F&A rate. Private contractual arrangements and other agreements may utilize a different rate. In all cases, the maximum amount allowable should be charged to the grant.
On-campus: 58% of salaries/wages excluding fringe benefits
Off-campus: 20% of salaries/wages excluding fringe benefits
Predetermined rate with the Department of Health and Human Services (7-1-2011 to 06-30-2013 dated April 21, 11).
The waiver of F&A is inconsistent with college policy. When extenuating circumstances dictate, modified F&A costs may be employed by the director of Grants and Contracts. It is extremely important, however, for grant proposals to include the maximum F&A reimbursement so that budgets for academic programs and general operating funds are not depleted by the cost of research projects. If the sponsor limits F&A costs, the reduction should appear in the budget as a college contribution to the project.