This final rule contains the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines for federal authorities regarding administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal grants, cooperation agreements and other support instruments (2 Part CFR 200). In addition, this rule contains definitions of terms common to DoDGAR and defines a central regulatory position for each term. In December 2014 (79 FR 76047), DoD established an interim implementation of the final guide entitled “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audits for Federal Prices,” published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013 in 2 CFR Part 200 (Guidance Uniforme – available at 78 FR 78589). DoD then issued an opinion on the proposed regulation (November 7, 2016 (81 FR 78360) which proposed amendments to 2 CFR Part 1108, definitions that would define definitions of terms common to most parts of these regulations and create a central location for definitions. a) The types of instruments submitted to DoDGAs vary from one part of the DoDRG to the other. The instruments include grants, cooperation agreements and technology investment agreements. Parts of DoDGARs apply to other types of support or non-purchase instruments. The term “rewards,” as defined in sub-part F of that part, is used in this part to refer collectively to all types of instruments submitted to one or more parts of the DoDGAR. (a) In the case of use related to the arbitration award of a dod component, a legally binding agreement, resulting in expenses, either directly or in the future. Examples of actions that require a DoD component are the signing of a grant, cooperation or technology investment contract (or modification of such a subsidy) authorizing the recipient to use resources under the grant.

Yes, DoD component managers or their designers may adopt rules, procedures or instructions for the implementation of the DGARS or supplement DoDGARs to meet requirements specific to the DoD component, provided that the rules, procedures or instructions do not entail additional costs or administrative burdens for potential recipients or recipients. In light of the above discussions, recipients of grants and cooperation agreements should review the final rules and their current business practices with respect to the implementation of these important changes because of their impact on markets and performance. The top is not an exhaustive list. Interested parties who enter into or follow agreements submitted to DODGARs should ensure that regulatory changes are made. DoD Components appoints the position of Minister of Defence; Military divisions; The Office of the National Guard (NGB); and all defence agencies, DoD field activities and other organizational entities within the DoD that are empowered to grant or manage grants, cooperation agreements and other non-borrowing instruments submitted to DoDGs.