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Managing Grants and Contracts

Post-award staff offer the following services:

New Grant or Contract  Orientation

  • Meet with new Project Directors to provide an orientation to grants administration responsibilities


  • Establish grant/contract accounts
  • Assist Project Directors in establishing a system to monitor grant expenses including matching requirements
  • Aid Project Directors in reading and interpreting the financial reports for grants and contracts available on Banner Finance
  • Monitor grant expenses for compliance with budget
  • Alert Project Directors of potential need to modify budget or spending patterns
  • Provide assistance to Project Directors on fiscal policies and procedures at the University
  • Assist in preparing requests for no cost extensions, re-budgeting, and renewal budgets
  • Assist with obtaining extensions of project period and calculation of the amount of carryover of funds


  • Assist Project Directors in determining grant reporting requirements


  • Assist in interpretation of rules and regulations and the terms and conditions governing awards
  • Serve as program liaison with personnel in sponsoring funding agencies

Post Award Manual:  A Guide for Principal Investigators and Project Directors

Level of Effort Reporting Policy and Procedures: This supplement from the Post-Award Manual explains level of effort reporting and includes report examples.

Level of Effort Reporting Training PowerPoint: This PowerPoint presentation gives simple explanations and examples on how to complete level of effort reports.

The following staff can answer questions about post award issues:

Nancy Miller, Director of Post-award Administration - 509-359-2479

Michele Siedenburg, Grant Project Funding Manager - 509-359-6779

Marg Rogers, Grant Project Funding Manager - 509-359-6595

Helpful Resources


EWU Travel Office

State of Washington OFM Travel Policy

Federal Per Diem Allowances

Federal Policies

Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Acquisition Regulations

OMB Circular A-21  "Cost Principles of Educational Institutions"

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