Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The Office of Management and Budget guidance for grants and agreements also is included in the CFR.

The CFR is accessible through the National Archives and Records Administration.  The following OMB guidance and regulations may be of particular interest to NIFA awardees; however, the list is not all inclusive. Note that each item may not apply to each and every award therefore, it is important to refer to the request for applications, the award document, or the content of the regulations for its applicability.

Office of Management and Budget Guidance for Grants and Agreements

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2 CFR Part 170 - Reporting Subaward and Executive Compensation for Grants and Agreements Information PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 175 - Award Term for Trafficking in Persons PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 180 - OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Government-wide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 182 - Government-wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance) PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 215 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations* PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 220 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)* PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 225 - Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87)* PDF XML  More
2 CFR Part 230 - Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122)* PDF XML  More

USDA Regulations

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2 CFR Part 400 -Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Web
2 CFR Part 415 - General Program Administrative Regulations Web
2 CFR Part 416 - General Program Administrative Regulations for Grants Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments Web
2 CFR Part 418 - New Restrictions on Lobbying Web
7 CFR Part 1 - Subtitle A - Office of the Secretary of Agriculture (Parts 1 - 26) [FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT] PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 1b - National Environmental Policy Act PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 1c - Protection of Human Subjects PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3 - Debt Management PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 15 - Nondiscrimination PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 15b - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 278.2(b) Participation of Retail Food Stores, Wholesale Food Concerns and Insured Financial Institutions Web
7CFR Part 331 - Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins
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7 CFR Part 3011 - Availability of Information to the Public PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3015 - Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations* PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3016 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments* PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3019 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-profit Organizations PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3022 - Research Institutions Conducting USDA-Funded Extramural Research; Research Misconduct* PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3052 - Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations* PDF XML More

*These regulations have been superseded but are included herein as they are still applicable to some active awards.

NIFA Regulations

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7 CFR Part 3404 - Public Information PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3407 - Implementation of National Environmental Policy Act PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3418 - Stakeholder Input Requirements for Recipients of Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension Formula Funds PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3419 - Matching Funds Requirement for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, Including Tuskegee University, and at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions in Insular Areas PDF XML More

NIFA Administrative Provisions

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7 CFR Part 3400 - Special Research Grants Program PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3401 - Rangeland Research Grants Program PDF XML More
7 CFR Part 3402 - Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3403 - Small Business Innovation Research Grants Program PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3405 - Higher Education Challenge Grants Program PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3406 - 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program PDF  XML More
7 CFR Part 3415 - Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3430 - Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Federal Assistance Programs - General Award Administrative Provisions PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3431 - Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 3434 - Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities Certification Process PDF XML  More

Other Regulations

9 CFR Subchapter A - Animal Welfare (Parts 1 - 12) PDF XML  More
9 CFR Part 121 - Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins PDF XML  More
7 CFR Part 401 - Rights to Inventions Made By Nonprofit Organizations and Small Business Firms Under Government Grants, Contracts, and Cooperative Agreements PDF XML  More
48 CFR Chapter 4 - Federal Acquisition Regulations System for the Department of Agriculture (Parts 401 - 470) PDF XML  More