Purchases Made Using Grant Funds
Expenses charged to grants must be allowable, allocable, and reasonable.
The concepts of allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of costs relate to the legitimacy of a cost charged against a grant. Determination of allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of a given expense is based on specific guidelines of the sponsor and according to federal cost principles.
Purchasing with Grant Funds
This guidance provided in this document is intended as a quick reference for common types of costs. This section is not exhaustive, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects should be contacted for specific questions concerning a cost, in advance of the incurrence of a cost.