Whenever a university accepts any Federal funds, regardless of the source, it agrees that all externally funded sponsored projects will follow the Federal management regulations. This assures the government of consistency and fairness in the way tax dollars are spent.
Because WSU accepts Federal dollars, we have agreed that all sponsored agreements from any source will be treated in the same way. Therefore, all government regulations apply.
The governing document for administration of University contracts, grants, and other awards for sponsored agreements is the Federal Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21, (OMB A-21)
This means if an award is from the State of Utah, OMB Circular A-21 must be applied. If an award is from a local company, OMB Circular A-21 must be applied. If an award is from the school district, OMB Circular A-21 must be applied.
All awards are consistently managed according to OMB Circular A-21.
The Web site for OMB Circular A-21 is: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a021/a21_2004.html
OSP has created a concise, one-page summary of what is allowable and unallowable according to OMB Circular A-21. This summary is accessible on the OMB Circular A-21 Compliance tab.