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USDA-NIFA Indirect Cost Restriction

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Link to view more information about the USDA-NIFA caps on indirect costs.

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Most USDA-NIFA projects are subject to the NIFA-19-010 2018 Farm Bill. This bill requires that, for indirect costs, we take the lesser of (a) 30% of the Total Federal Funds Awarded (TFFA), and (b) the applicable Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) rate. In this iteration of the Farm Bill, USDA-NIFA confirmed the restriction is on project indirect costs, so indirect costs for subrecipients must be considered and factored.

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