The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made a major change to the underlying guidance by which university recipients of federal awards have operated for decades. OMB combined eight separate circulars, applicable to different types of grantee organizations, into a single document, "CFR Title 2, Part 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards," commonly referred to as the Uniform Guidance (UG). 

The effective date for implementation of Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200, Procurement Standards regulations at the Eastern Virginia Medical School will be fiscal year 2019. EVMS will follow Procurement Standards regulations as specified in OMB Circular A-110, 2 CFR Part 215 through June 30, 2018.