Understanding Federal “Expanded Authorities” – Part Two

Last week, we began a look at the “Expanded Authorities” of certain governmental agencies, and specifically a handful of activities that continue to be regulated by governing sponsor of an award.  Today, we’ll consider the guidelines for several other agencies with whom JHU regularly procures funding.

Department of Energy

No Cost Extensions: Awardee can approve a one-time twelve-month NCE, but further extensions require sponsor approval.

Pre-Award Costs:  Awardee can approve costs incurred ninety days prior to the award start date, but at the grantee’s risk.

Equipment: Awardee can approve a purchase of equipment that is not in the approved budget.

Foreign Travel:  No prior approval is required.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

No Cost Extensions: Awardee can approve a one-time twelve-month NCE, but further extensions require sponsor approval.

Pre-Award Costs:  Awardee can approve costs incurred ninety days prior to the award start date, but at the grantee’s risk.

Equipment:  Prior sponsor approval is required for purchases over $5,000 that were not in the approved budget.

Foreign Travel:  No prior approval is required.

National Institutes of Health

No Cost Extensions: Awardee can approve a one-time twelve-month NCE, but further extensions require sponsor approval.

Pre-Award Costs:  Awardee can approve costs incurred ninety days prior to the award start date, but at the grantee’s risk.

Equipment: Awardee can approve a purchase of equipment that is not in the approved budget.

Foreign Travel:  No prior approval is required.

 

Office of Naval Research

No Cost Extensions: All NCE’s require prior approval.

Pre-Award Costs:  Awardee can approve costs incurred ninety days prior to the award start date, but at the grantee’s risk.

Equipment: Awardee can approve a purchase of equipment that is not in the approved budget.

Foreign Travel:  No prior approval is required.