Facilities and Administrative Costs
Requesting F&A allows the university to recover some of its real costs. UNO applies its federal F&A rate to all federally funded projects, whether we are the prime recipient or a sub-recipient of those funds. UNO also applies its federal negotiated F&A rate to projects funded by business, industry, or foundation partners.
The applicable F&A rate will be determined by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in collaboration with The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) and Grants Accounting Leadership.
Date of Rate Agreement: June 30, 2020
- On-Campus Rate: 46.50%
The on-campus rate is applicable to all sponsored project activities that are conducted in space, buildings, or property owned or leased by some entity of UNO.
- Off-Campus Rate: 21.30%
A sponsored project is off-campus if at least 50% of activities are conducted in space, buildings, or property that is not owned by UNO, and the facility-related costs (rent, utilities, & other maintenance) are either directly charged to the project or occur without a cost to the university.
- Carnegie Community Engagement Rate: 21.30%
As a Carnegie Community Engagement institution, UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. Therefore, for any sponsored projects funded by local government and local not-for-profit agencies within the Omaha Metro area, the University will charge an F&A rate of 21.30%.
- Graduate Student Support Rate: 21.30%
Sponsored projects that fund only graduate student support (salary, fringe benefits, and tuition) will charge an F&A rate of 21.30%. This reduced rate will not apply to federal pass-through funds. In the case of federal pass-through funds, the University expects recovery of F&A at the full rate.