Can I request indirect costs?

ONC will provide indirect costs (known as facilities and administrative costs for institutions of higher education) under all of its awards as long as you include with your application a copy of an approved indirect cost rate agreement negotiated by the cognizant Federal agency (Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal office/agency) that will be in effect at the beginning of the project period. If you have never established a federally negotiated indirect cost rate and request indirect costs in your application, ONC may provide a provisional amount for indirect costs that may be adjusted upward once you negotiate a rate depending on the timing and availability of funds. If you do not negotiate a rate timely, ONC will disallow any indirect costs claimed.

Content last reviewed on November 14, 2013
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