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Indirect Costs Chart

Indirect costs (otherwise known as facilities and administration costs) may be limited by legislation under NIFA awards.  The following chart is to assist in the understanding of the applicable indirect cost rate under NIFA programs.  While the chart is provided for reference purposes, NIFA applicants should pay particular attention to any indirect cost limitation identified in the applicable request for applications (RFA) and awardees should pay particular attention to any indirect cost limitation identified in an award.

NIFA Federal Assistance Programs1: Authority
Reference & Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Allowable Indirect Cost1 Applicable Citation
Federal Budget  Matching2

1890 Capacity Building -Teaching & Research:   
Section 1417(b)(4) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(4)) - CFDA 10.216

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

1890 Facilities Grant Program:
Section 1447 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977(7 U.S.C. 3222b) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1447(e) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3222b(e)).

1994 Institutions (Extension Work):
Section 3(b)(3) of the Smith-Lever Act, as added by section 534(b) of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

AgrAbility:  
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)); section 1680 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5933) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: 
Section 2(b) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)); section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626) - CFDA 10.310

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds awarded. None, if awarded as an equipment, conference, or post-doc fellowship grant

1

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6). For equipment, conference, or post-doc fellowship grants see 7 CFR part 3430, subpart G.

Agriculture Risk Management Education Program:         
Section 524(a)(3) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1524(a)(3))  - CFDA 10.500

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Alaskan and Hawaiian Native-Serving Institutions:
Section 1419B of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3156) - CFDA 10.228

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Aquaculture Centers:
Section 1475(d) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3322(d)) - CFDA 10.200

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research,
Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

 

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS):
Section 7405 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3319f) - CFDA 10.311

Grants:  Not to exceed 22% of Federal Funds Awarded

Cooperative Agreements (if only CCC funding made available under section 7405 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002):

Full Negotiated Rate.

Cooperative Agreements (if any discretionary funding made available in the annual appropriations)

· Not to exceed 10% of total direct cost of agreement if made to a nonprofit institution (including an educational institution)

· Full Negotiated Rate if made to an entity other than a nonprofit institution

1

Grants:  Section 1462(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310(a)).

Cooperative Agreements:  Section 7405 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3319f).

Cooperative Agreements:  Section 704 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. No. 113-6).

 

Biomass Research and Development Initiative:
Section 9008(e) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8108(e)) - CFDA 10.312

Not to exceed 22% of Federal Funds Awarded

1

Section 1462(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310(a)).

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program:
Section 1668 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5921) - CFDA 10.219

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Children, Youth, Families at Risk Program: 
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Community Food Projects Program:
Section 25 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034) - CFDA 10.225

Full Negotiated Rate

1

Section 25 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034).

Critical Agricultural Materials:
Section 5(d) of the Critical Agricultural Materials Act (7 U.S.C. 178c(d) -
CFDA 10.200

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the  Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-55).

Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program:
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Expert Integrated Pest Management Decision Support System Program:
Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) - CFDA 10.200

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Federal Administration Extension:
Section 1472(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3318(c)) - CFDA 10.500

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Federal Administration Research:
Section 1472(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3318(a)) - CFDA 10.200

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program:
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Food and Agricultural Defense Initiative (aka Homeland Security):
Section 1472(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3318(c)) - CFDA 10.304

Not to exceed 10% of total direct cost of agreement

N/A

Section 704 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Division A of Pub. L. 112-55).

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank:                                        
Section 604 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7642) - CFDA 10.500

19% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

Section 604(d) of the Agricultural Research,
Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998
 (7 U.S.C. 7642(d)).

Food Security Learning Center:
Section 25(i) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034(i)) - CFDA 10.225

Full Negotiated Rate

1

Section 25(i) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034(i)).

Global Change and UVB Monitoring:
Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) - CFDA 10.200

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center:
Section 25(h) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034(h)) - CFDA 10.225

Full Negotiated Rate

N/A

Section 25(h) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034(h)).

Higher Education Challenge Grants:
Section 1417(b)(1) of National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977  (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)) - CFDA 10.217

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

1

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program:
Section 1455 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3241) - CFDA 10.223

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

IR-4 Minor Crop Pest Management:
Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) - CFDA 10.200

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Methyl Bromide Transitions Program:  Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626) - CFDA 10.303                                     

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

1

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Multicultural Scholars:
Section 1417(b) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)) - CFDA 10.220

None2

N/A

See RFA; Section 1417(b)
of the National
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)).

National Biodiesel Fuel Education Program:
Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535)

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

National Extension Integrated Pest Management Special Projects Program: Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

National Needs Graduate Fellowships Program:
Section 1417(b)(6) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)) - CFDA 10.210

None2

N/A

See RFA; Section 1417(b) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)).

New Technologies for Agriculture Extension:
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative:
Section 1672B of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925b) - CFDA 10.307

Not to exceed 22% of Federal Funds Awarded

1

Section 1462(a) of the National Agricultureal Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Acto of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310(a)).

Pest Management Alternatives:
Section 2(c)(1)(A) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(A)) - CFDA 10.200

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Rangeland Research:
Section 1480 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3333) - CFDA 10.200

None, unless award is made to a Federal lab3

1

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319); 7 C.F.R. 3401.5.

Regional Integrated Pest Management:
Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) - CFDA 10.200 - AND - Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act(7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Renewable Resources Extension Act: National Focus Funds:
Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.) - CFDA 10.500

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas:
Section 1491 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3363) - CFDA 10.308

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds awarded. None if conference/planning grant

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Regional Rural Development Centers: Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) - AND - Title V of the Rural Development Act of 1972 (7 U.S.C. 2204a), as amended - CFDA 10.303

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Rural Health and Safety:
Section 502(i) of the Rural Development Act of 1972 (7 U.S.C. 2662(i)) - CFDA 10.500

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Rural Youth Development:
Section 410 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7630) - CFDA 10.500

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds awarded

N/A For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Secondary Education, and 2-Yr Postsecondary Education and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants:
Section 1417(j) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152(j)) - CFDA 10.226

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds awarded

1

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Small Business Innovation Research Program:
Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638) - CFDA 10.212

Full Negotiated Rate

N/A

Section 1462(b) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310(b)).

Smith-Lever Special Needs Projects:
Sections 3(b) and (c) of the Smith–Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(b) and (c)) - CFDA 10.500

None

None

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Special Research Grants:
Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) - CFDA 10.200

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Specialty Crop Research Initiative: Section 412 to the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7632) - CFDA 10.309

Not to exceed 22% of Federal Funds awarded

Applicants may use both the unrecovered indirect costs associated with the Federal Budget and the unrecovered indirect costs associated with the Non-Federal Budget to meet their matching requirements.  Indirect costs may not be recovered on third-party matching contributions.

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 1462(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310(a)) - AND Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Supplemental and Alternative Crops:
Section 1473D(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319d(c))

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (Sustainable Agriculture Projects):
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program:
Section 534(a) of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note) - CFDA 10.221

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program:
Section 536 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note) - CFDA 10.227

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

N/A

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

National Integrated Water Quality Program:
Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626) - CFDA 10.303

Not to exceed 30% of Federal Funds Awarded

1

For FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6).

 

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program:
Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) - CFDA 10.500

None

N/A

Section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3319).

1 Special Note on Indirect Costs as in-kind matching contributions: Indirect costs may be claimed under the Federal portion of the award budget or, alternatively, indirect costs may be claimed as a matching contribution (if no indirect costs are requested under the Federal portion of the award budget). However, unless explicitly authorized in the RFA, indirect costs may not be claimed on both the Federal portion of the award budget and as a matching contribution, unless the total claimed on both the Federal portion of the award budget and as a matching contribution does not exceed the maximum allowed indirect costs or the institution’s negotiated indirect cost rate, whichever is less. An awardee may split the allocation between the Federal and non-Federal portions of the budget only if the total amount of indirect costs charged to the project does not exceed the maximum allowed indirect costs or the institution’s negotiated indirect cost rate, whichever is less. For example, if an awardees' indirect costs are capped at 30 percent pursuant to FY 2013 appropriated funds, Section 718 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act , 2013 (Division A of Pub. L. 113-6), the awardee may request 15 percent of the indirect costs on both the Federal portion of the award and as a matching contribution. Or, the awardee may request any similar percentage that, when combined, does not exceed the maximum indirect cost rate of 30 percent.

2A cost-of-education allowance is provided in lieu of indirect costs.
3Per 7 CFR 3401.5

 

 = Funding is not available in FY 2013.    

 

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