OMB to release the new “super-circular” on December 26, 2013

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the near-final version of the long anticipated grants reform guidance, most frequently called the “super-circular.”  The formal name is  “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,”. The guidance is available at  and will be published in the December 26th Federal Register.

This final guidance supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in OMB guidances); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.

Federal agencies have 6 months to submit their implementation regulations to OMB; then the “super-circular” will be fully implemented by December 2014. Learn more here.