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Office of Financial Analysis
Division of Financial and Business Services

OMB Circular A-21 (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220)

It is our responsibility as a Unviersity to abide by the rules and regulations as set forth in this circular provided by the Office of Management and Budget. 

Section F.6.b(3) of this document states that costs such as office supplies, postage, local telephone costs and memberships shall normally be treated as F&A (Indirect) costs.

In order to accomodate special circumstances, where such said costs can be charged directly to a grant(s), our office needs to properly document and approve that indeed this exception is allowed.  Please use the forms below for this purpose.



Exception Forms

  • Telephone Exception Form
    Use this document to request an exception to allow the direct charging of these costs to a grant account (5XXX)
Please email the completed form in PDF to