Welcome to Sponsored Programs Administration!

We strive to provide quality administrative support for all sponsored projects bound by the University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB. This administrative support provides the highest levels of confidence in the contract management process in the most efficient manner possible.

The University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is the designated "Sponsored Programs Administrator" at the California State University, San Bernardino. The UEC is the recipient for the majority of sponsored programs. No individual or Department may be a recipient of an award in the name of the UEC. As authorized by the UEC's Board of Directors, only the UEC Executive Director or designee may execute agreements on behalf of the UEC.

External Funding for research, scholarly activity, other university programs, and for faculty enhancement is critical for maintenance of a healthy university. At California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO) and the UEC work together to provide assistance to faculty and staff throughout the many stages of the funding process.

CSUSB faculty and staff work with RSPO during the pre-award process. When the grant has been awarded or a contract is ready for signing, the UEC becomes the primary office for faculty and staff interaction. The UEC for CSUSB is also responsible for the post-award administration.

The procedures for administering Sponsored Programs activities is found in the Faculty Administration Manual (FAM) 950, (Appendix A).


-- Responsibilities --

  • Research & Sponsored Programs Office (proposal submissions).
  • UEC Sponsored Programs Administration.
  • Project Director Responsibilities.

-- Announcements --

Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised its guidance to federal agencies by streamlining and superseding guidance that was previously contained in eight different circulars.  The new guidance is titled, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" and referred to as the Uniform Guidance or UG.  For University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (UEC), this new guidance will supersede OMB Circular A-133 (audit requirements), 2 CFR Part 215 (formerly OMB Circular A-110 Administrative Requirements), and 2 CFR Part 220 (formerly OMB Circular A-21 Cost Principles).

The UG administrative requirements and cost principles 2CFR 200 (http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2cfr200_main_02.tpl) will apply to new and incremental funding awarded after December 26, 2014. Existing Federal awards will continue to be governed by the terms and conditions under which they were awarded.

Federal agencies such as NIH, NSF and US Department of Education must develop their own agency specific policies that conform to the UG.  Non-federal entities, such as UEC in collaboration with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is currently examining and revising our internal policies to ensure consistency with UG and with agency-specific policies.  SPA staff is working closely with the CSU Hamessing Uniform Guidance Effectively (HUGE) team in reviewing system-wide policies to ensure compliance with the new guidance.

Subpart F, Audit Requirements, will apply to audits of non-Federal entity fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014.  This will be Fiscal Year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 for UEC.

Additional information about the Uniform Guidance is available at the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) website.  The COFAR website contains background ingormation, FAQ's, and links to the Unifrom Guidance and supplemental materials. (https://cfo.gov/cofar/)