Note: This page is for grants with external funding sources only. Institutional grant inquiries should be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) office.
Accountant for Grants: The person in the accounting department that is responsible for the billings, deposits and money monitoring of grants for audit and accounting purposes, not to be confused with a grant administrator.
Board Materials: The documentation required to be reported and/or approved for the NSCS Board Meetings and can be found on the NSCS website.
Cash Match: Any CSC cash contribution during the grant funding period required by a grantor to support the grant.
Cost Center/WBS: Cost centers are the budget accounts for accounting. All grants have a WBS instead of a cost center. The difference is an extra three digits at the end of the number. (Cost Center: 6#-####-####, WBS: 6#-####-####-###)
CFDA Number: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number is an identification number given to federal agencies (grantor).
Dean of School or Unit Supervisor: This is the supervisor in charge of the grant for oversight and fund controller purposes. This will typically be the direct supervisor of the faculty or staff member serving as the Project Director/Grant Author.
DUNS Number: A unique nine-digit identifier for businesses sometimes required for a grant application.
External Funding Source: A financing entity outside of the NSCS. This includes funding from other state entities such as Nebraska Game and Parks, University of Nebraska Medical Center, etc.
External Parties: Any entity that is not of the NSCS.
Fringe Rate: The payroll benefit percentage of salary offered by CSC.
Fully-executed Agreement: When a grant has been awarded, the contract or agreement (if required) by the grantor that has been signed by all appropriate parties.
Fund Controller: The person in charge of the approval of expense requests for a cost center/WBS as required by CSC procedure.
Funding Period: The beginning and ending dates the grant funding will be available for CSC’s use.
Funding Source: The external entity providing financing for the grant project.
Future Fiscal Responsibility: When CSC is required to keep a grant’s project running after the grant funding period has expired, CSC has a future monetary responsibility for the grant.
Grantor: The external entity responsible for the distribution of grant funds to CSC.
Indirect Cost Funds: Funds available by the grantor for overhead and/or administrative costs of the grant, typically given as a percentage.
In-Kind Funds: CSC contribution of goods or services, rather than a cash contribution, to support the grant.
Institutional Grant: A distribution of state funds by the VPAA office for research and/or projects for CSC.
Internal Review Process: The administrative proceeding to obtain the appropriate approvals for a grant application. This is accomplished through the signature sheet.
Project Director/Grant Author: The CSC faculty or staff member responsible for the grant application, execution and grantor reporting requirements.
Requested Amount: The total amount requested from the grantor for both the application and award report.
State Maintenance of Effort: See Future Fiscal Responsibility.
State Matching Funds: See Cash Match.
Sub-award: A distribution of grant funds from an entity that was awarded the original grant funds.
Tax Identification Number: The federal identification number assigned to CSC.