Sponsored Grants & Contracts

Employees whose travel is funded by a sponsored grant or contract must ensure that all procedures and restrictions of the sponsoring organization are followed.

Sponsors (including the Federal Government) may impose procedures that are more restrictive, and in some cases may deny reimbursement.  Federally funded sponsored projects are subject to the guidelines set forth in the Federal OMB Circular A-21, Section J. 53, Travel Costs.

The federal government has mandated that no alcohol may be charged as either a direct or indirect expense of federally sponsored projects.  Consequently, under no circumstances should alcohol be charged to a federal grant or contract account.