Federal Grant Cost Allowability Clinic: Employee Fringe Benefits

Webinar • Thursday, August 11, 2022 • 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

A key line item in most federal grant budgets is “fringe benefits” — the expenses paid by the recipient or subrecipient for the benefit of or on behalf of employees. That these costs are ordinary and necessary is unquestioned. But, for recipients and subrecipients, that’s where the simplicity ends.

The federal cost principles, contained in Subpart E of 2 CFR 200, recognize that nonfederal entities vary widely in the types of fringe benefits they provide. While there are a few that are mandated by federal law, most benefits are left to the discretion of the employer. So, the decisions about whether those benefits are chargeable to federal grant awards are driven by what’s provided and what conditions are, or might be, placed on them by the cost principles.

It’s worthwhile to consider what the cost principles say about the individual types of fringe benefits listed, as well as to explore some other types of benefits that your organization may be providing. This webinar will provide the kind of close look that is warranted and will suggest policy language and documentation tips to support your fringe benefit grant charges.

You’ll learn about the allowability of:

  • Compensated absences/paid time off
  • Employee insurance (health, dental, vision, life)
  • Health and welfare expenses
  • Post-retirement health benefits
  • Pension and retirement plans
  • Unemployment and workers compensation insurance
  • Employee housing
  • Employer provided vehicles and personal use items
  • Professional memberships
  • Training and education
  • Subsidized child care
  • Severance pay
  • Cafeteria (Section 125) plans

Join our presenter, Bob Lloyd, for this thorough and practical examination of this multi-faceted topic.


  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Grant and subgrant project directors
  • Executives
  • Human resource managers
  • Finance directors
  • Legal counsels
  • Internal auditors
  • External auditors

Hand-out Materials:

Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).

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