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.
Can I request indirect costs?
Content last reviewed on November 14, 2013