DePaul University Research Services > Award Management > Uniform Guidance > Issuing & Monitoring Federal Subawards
A “federal subaward” occurs when DePaul awards a portion of a federal grant to another organization to carry about part of the grant project in cooperation with DePaul. The Uniform Guidance establishes requirements involving the issuing and monitoring and such subawards that are more extensive and detailed than previous federal guidance on this topic. Following are guidelines, procedures, and document templates that facilitate compliance with these requirements.
Before issuing a federal subaward, DePaul must confirm that the recipient organization will be cooperating will us to fulfill the project goals, as opposed to serving as a vendor of goods or services. The criteria included in the Uniform Guidance for making this determination are summarized in the attached table. See the table .
It is the responsibility of the PI to maintain oversight of the sponsored project. Unbiased research activities and cultivating an environment of research integrity are paramount. While the PI may delegate responsibility for some project activities, the PI is ultimately responsible for compliance with all applicable regulations and policies. ORS and Restricted Accounting share responsibilities with the PI, to maintain overall compliance for sponsored projects.
Once the subaward agreement is issued, the PI should be monitoring the activities and performance of the subrecipient throughout the life of the subaward by: