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2018 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

Indirect Costs

Item 4-2.03

Item 4-2.03

§ 4-2.03 INDIRECT COSTS


a. INDIRECT COST RECOVERIES FROM GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:


Each state agency, including institutions of higher education, which accepts a grant or contract shall recover full statewide and agency indirect costs unless prohibited by the grantor agency or exempted by provisions of this act.


b. AGENCIES OTHER THAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION:


The following conditions shall apply to indirect cost recoveries received by all agencies other than institutions of higher education:


1. The Governor shall include in the recommended nongeneral fund appropriation for each agency in this act the amount which the agency includes in its revenue estimate as an indirect cost recovery. The recommended nongeneral fund appropriations shall reflect the indirect costs in the program incurring the costs.


2. If actual agency indirect cost recoveries exceed the nongeneral fund amount appropriated in this act, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to increase the nongeneral fund appropriation to the agency by the amount of such excess indirect cost recovery. Such increase shall be made in the program incurring the costs.


3. Statewide indirect cost recoveries shall be paid into the general fund of the state treasury, unless the agency is specifically exempted from this requirement by language in this act. Any statewide indirect cost recoveries received by the agency in excess of the exempted sum shall be deposited to the general fund of the state treasury.


c. INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION:


The following conditions shall apply to indirect cost recoveries received by institutions of higher education:


1. Seventy percent shall be retained by the institution as an appropriation of moneys for the conduct and enhancement of research and research-related requirements. Such moneys may be used for payment of principal of and interest on bonds issued by or for the institution pursuant to § 23.1-1106, Code of Virginia, for any appropriate purpose of the institution, including, but not limited to, the conduct and enhancement of research and research-related requirements.


2. Thirty percent of the indirect cost recoveries for the level of sponsored programs authorized in the appropriations in Part 1 of Chapter 1042 of the Acts of Assembly of 2003, shall be included in the educational and general revenues of the institution to meet administrative costs.


3. Institutions of higher education may retain 100 percent of the indirect cost recoveries related to research grant and contract levels in excess of the levels authorized in Chapter 1042 of the Acts of Assembly of 2003. This provision is included as an additional incentive for increasing externally funded research activities.


d. REPORTS


The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall make available via electronic means a report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the public no later than September 1 of each year on the indirect cost recovery moneys administratively appropriated.


e. REGULATIONS:


The State Comptroller is hereby authorized to issue regulations to carry out the provisions of this subsection, including the establishment of criteria to certify that an agency is in compliance with the provisions of this subsection.