The Complete Indirect Rate Toolkit: For Nonprofits with Federal Grants under the Uniform Guidance

Monday, May 03, 2021
Webcast or Webinar, Online
2:00 PM - 5:42 PM (opens at 1:30 PM) EST
Accounting and Auditing

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

$129.00 Regular Price
$159.00 Regular Price
Course Type: Webcast
Course Code: 21/AC977263
Level: Intermediate
Vendor: ACPEN
Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental), Accounting (Governmental)


Everything you need to know about indirect rates for nonprofits is in this 4 hour course.  We go through every important aspect about indirect rates and allocations under the Uniform Guidance (UG).  Specifically, we discuss the changes and new options that the UG has on indirects.  Included is a practical exercise to build an indirect rate.  We finish the session with the new 55 cost principles as to what is allowable or unallowable.


The original 4 hr session will follow this update to the UG which has minimal impact on indirect rates.  The OMB Update revising the UG occurred on August 13, 2020 to go into effect on November 12, 2020.

The content in the following original session starts on slide 6, 7, 8 and continues on slide 14 with no changes to the end of the 4 hr session.  Slides 9 through 13 in the original session have been removed and this update on the UG impacting indirect rates replaces those slides.


  • Impact of the UG on indirect rates and allocations for preparing a nonprofit indirect cost rate proposal
  • List where the agency indirect rate templates are location
  • Demonstrate how to build an indirect cost rate proposal
  • Ascertain an understanding of the 55 cost principles

Major Topics:

  • The indirect rate toolkit provides everything you will need in understanding and preparing nonprofit rates
  • You will learn about the new 10% de minimus indirect rate, direct cost allocations, definitions of direct and indirect cost, as well as extending negotiated indirect rates
  • We cover all of the significant cost principles, new principles, changes within the cost principles, categorizing them by the most important and commonly used in "every day" grant accounting
  • Together we prepare an indirect cost rate proposal for a real nonprofit
  • We will discuss transition issues between direct charging occupancy and the impact if the organization decides to establish a negotiated indirect rate

Designed For:

Public accountants auditing under Single Audits; consultants, grant or sub-award recipients as nonprofits, hospitals, institutes of higher education, Federal, state, local and tribal units of government, and commercial entities that have awards; grants administrators, legal, accounting and finance personnel