Draft Update to NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide for Review

Monday, October 1, 2018

We revised the NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide (i.e., the Policy Guide), version dated Oct 2014, to incorporate changes from the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR part 200), NIFA terms and conditions, NIFA policies and procedures, and stakeholder feedback.

We are requesting your feedback on the updated draft. We are providing a total of seven (7) weeks for you to review and provide feedback to NIFA. All comments must be submitted via email to policyguide@nifa.usda.gov (link sends email) by 5:00pm ET on Monday, July 30, 2018.

You are encouraged to collaborate and submit compiled reviews from existing groups, such as regional organizations. The Policy Guide is 214 pages in length so the compiled reviews will allow us to better manage and address comments and more efficiently incorporate appropriate changes.

The final updated Policy Guide is expected to be published in September 2018 in which case you can anticipate it being incorporated into new NIFA awards and those NIFA awards receiving an increment of funding on or after October 1, 2019. The actual implementation dates will be provided when the final update is published.

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