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1 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration SPR part II: Eligibility Jack Jernigan Office of Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) McLean, VA

2 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration Eligibility Highlights: The Basics, Making a Determination 23 USC CRF 420 Cost Principles OMB Circulars

3 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration 1 st Step: The Foundation 23 USC 505 State Planning & Research –(5) Research, development, and technology transfer activities necessary in connection with the planning, design, construction, management, and maintenance of highway, public transportation, and intermodal transportation systems. –(6) Study, research, and training on the engineering standards and construction materials for transportation systems described in paragraph (5), including the evaluation and accreditation of inspection and testing and the regulation and taxation of their use.

4 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration 2 nd Step: Regulatory Language: Highlights What costs are eligible? (23 CFR ) –Necessary and reasonable for respective project objectives –Satisfy criteria for allowable costs found in cost principles (49 CFR 18.22) –All other relevant criteria in 23 CFR 420

5 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration Applicable Cost Principles Set of Federal principles for determining allowable costs for each kind of organization Allowable costs determined by cost principles applicable to the organization incurring the costs.

6 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration 3 rd Step: Cost Principles(49 CFR 18.22) For the costs of a—Use the principles in— State, local or Indian tribal governmentOMB Circular A-87. Private nonprofit organization other than an (1) institution of higher education, (2) hospital, or (3) organization named in OMB Circular A-122 as not subject to that circular OMB Circular A-122. Educational institutions.OMB Circular A-21. For-profit organization other than a hospital and an organization named in OBM Circular A-122 as not subject to that circular 48 CFR part 31. Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, or uniform cost accounting standards that comply with cost principles acceptable to the Federal agency.

7 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration 4 th Step: OMB Circular A-87 OMB Circular A-87: State, local or Indian tribal government Purpose: Establishes principles and standards for determining costs for Federal awards carried out through –grants, cost reimbursement contracts, and other agreements with State and local governments and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments (governmental units).

8 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration Eligibility Example Is equipment cost an eligible use of SP&R funds? –Step 1: Refer to 23 USC 505 (a)(5) and (6) –Step 2: Refer to 23 CFR What costs are eligible from a regulatory standpoint?

9 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration Eligibility Example continued… Step 3: Refer to list of cost principles –OMB Circular A-87; OMB Circular A-122; OMB Circular A-21; 48 CFR part 31 Step 4: Refer to attachments in respective Circular –General principles and selected items for costs

10 Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management Federal Highway Administration Thank You! Questions?


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