Notice Regarding Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) F&A Rates

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has posted a memorandum on its website about the Indirect Rates it will allow recipients and subrecipients to charge.  The memo (Policy ID# 2013-004) is dated September 12, 2013 and is from Donald E. Williamson, MD, the State Health Officer.

In accordance with this memo and UAB policies, UAB investigators should include 19.2% for indirect costs (Facilities and Administrative Costs) in all ADPH sponsored grants and contracts. The 19.2% will be applied to all elements on a Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) basis per the Colleges and Universities Rate Agreement, * Base (Page 2 of 5), that states:

            Modified total direct costs, consisting of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, services, travel and subgrants and subcontracts up to the first $25,000 of each subgrant or subcontract (regardless of the period covered by the subgrant or subcontract). Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, student tuition remission, rental costs of offsite facilities, scholarships and fellowships as well as the portion of each subgrant and subcontract in excess of $25,000.

Note:   If ADPH is supporting the project with federal funding the CFDA number must be provided.

If ADPH is applying a rate other than 19.2%, then ADPH must provide documentation from the primary funding entity (i.e., CDC, other) that details the requirement of and documents the different F&A.

Effective as of the date of this Notice ADPH’s 19.2% rate will apply. Current year award funding is grandfathered.