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The Authorization to Budget form is used request an account (CFC) to be established either for federal preaward spending or for other situations and circumstances when an account is in advance of AURI receiving the final award or amendment/modification to an existing award from the sponsor. "A to B" accounts are important in ensuring that charges are properly associated with the anticipated source of funding supporting the project rather than being charged to another active account which was established for another purpose unrelated to pending grant/amendment/modification.
Any request to reduce F&A (indirect costs) must be in accordance with Augusta University’s Facilities and Administrative Cost Policy. Request may be made using this form which will be carefully reviewed to ensure the project significantly benefits Augusta University’s missions. Requests must be submitted prior to the proposal submission or a contract budget being negotiated. Retroactive waivers will not be approved. Principal Investigators requesting either a full or partial waiver of F&A must provide a strong written justification.