The purpose of this page is to provide key research administration and subaward process information to our subrecipients and UO units assisting with the setup of a subaward. To learn more about subaward roles and responsibilities, please see the Subawards: Roles and Responsibilities page.

SPS Subaward Portal

  • This software has replaced the paper-based process for requesting an outgoing subaward. More information, including user documentation, is on the SPS Subaward Portal page.

Key Definitions

2 CFR Part 200 Subpart A

§200.74   Pass-through entity.

Pass-through entity means a non-Federal entity that provides a subaward to a subrecipient to carry out part of a Federal program.

§200.92   Subaward.

Subaward means an award provided by a pass-through entity to a subrecipient for the subrecipient to carry out part of a Federal award received by the pass-through entity. It does not include payments to a contractor or payments to an individual that is a beneficiary of a Federal program. A subaward may be provided through any form of legal agreement, including an agreement that the pass-through entity considers a contract.

§200.93   Subrecipient.

Subrecipient means a non-Federal entity that receives a subaward from a pass-through entity to carry out part of a Federal program; but does not include an individual that is a beneficiary of such program. A subrecipient may also be a recipient of other Federal awards directly from a Federal awarding agency.

Subaward Documentation

The following documents are required in order to initiate a subaward agreement:

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