The Office of Management and Budget has made a major change to the underlying guidance by which university recipients of federal awards have operated for decades. The Office of Management and Budget 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. 

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.