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Forest and Wildlife Ecology - Department Policies - F&A returns
In October 2010, the Department adopted a policy for the allocation of Facilities and Administration (F&A) cost returns. These are also referred to as Indirect Cost Returns (IDCs). Allocations for a given year are based on spending from the previous year. For example, Returns provided to the Department in 2015-2016 are based on grant spending in 2014-2015. The policy calls for allocation using the following formula:
Department policy on how F&A (IDC) returns will be allocated.
- 1/3 of total F&A returns to the Department, not to exceed $20,000.
- 2/3 (or more if $20,000 cap is met) of total F&A returns to the individuals or projects (e.g., IGERT) that generate them.
- Returns are provided only when someone's portion of the total returns is 0.1% or more.
This policy was adopted after the department had completed using the majority of F&A returns for start-up packages, and any significant new expenses (e.g., start-ups, retention, etc.) might require changes to the above policy.
| Fiscal year
(basis for returns)
| Federal (150)
| Non-federal (133)
|2017-2018||$760,700 ||$66,330||$1,844 ||$68,174||9.0% |
Key contact and responsible party: FWE Chair
Timing: CALS typically informs Department of allocations in mid Fall semester
Process for updating or changing policy: Department Faculty decision