University of Southern California


What Are USC’s Subrecipient Monitoring Responsibilities?

USC is responsible for monitoring the programmatic and financial activities of its subrecipients in order to ensure proper stewardship of sponsor funds.  OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR §200) (“Uniform Guidance”), specifically sections §200.330 and §200.331, requires prime recipients of federal funds to monitor subawards and to ensure subrecipients meet the audit requirements and use funds in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and terms of the award.

This applies to all subawards issued under sponsored research awards without regard to the primary source of funding.