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FHWA Planning and Research Grants: The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) - Part 2

PROGRAM AREA: Transportation Planning
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
2 Hours
0.2 Units
$0 Per Participant


NOTES:This course is the third in a series of Web-based training courses updated in 2018. The course series covers the background of FHWA planning grants through the audit process after the grant has been completed. FHWA Planning and Research Grants: Program Administration (23 CFR Part 420) (FHWA-NHI-151057) FHWA Planning and Research Grants: The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) - Part 1 (FHWA-NHI-151058) --> FHWA Planning and Research Grants: The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) - Part 2 (FHWA-NHI-151059)


'FHWA Planning and Research Grants: The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) - Part 2' is a 2-hour Web-based Training course offered by NHI, the authoritative source in transportation training.

Recent legislation has introduced changes to the requirements around the administration of FHWA planning and research grants. This course is the third in a seriesof Web-based Training courses on this topic and completes the discussion of 2 CFR 200, the Uniform Guidance (started in course 151058). Learners will explore the last two subparts of the Uniform Guidance, which are Subpart E on Cost Principles and Subpart F on Audit Requirements.

The course consists of four lessons:

Lesson 1 (Cost Principles - Part 1) covers the first few subject groups of Subpart E, which are General Provisions; Basic Considerations; Direct and Indirect Costs; and Special Considerations for States, Local Governments, and Indian Tribes.

Lesson 2 (Cost Principles - Part 2) covers the last subject group of Subpart E--the General Provisions for Selected Items of Cost, which explains which costs are allowable and which are unallowable.

Lesson 3 (Audit Terms & Requirements) covers key terms and basic requirements for the audit of Federal awards.

Lesson 4 (Audit Roles & Responsibilities) covers the roles and responsibilities associated with the audit of Federal awards.

This course series was revised and republished in April 2018 in response to the Office of Management and Budget's promulgation of 2 CFR 200 (Unified Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit for Federal Awards; also referred to as the "Uniform Guidance" or "Supercircular") and the enactment of the MAP-21 and FAST Acts. The course includes direct links to the full text of the regulations, as they are discussed throughout the course.

The course includes an assessment, which learners must pass at 70% to receive credit for the course.

To enroll in this Web-based Training course, click 'Add To Cart.'


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define general terms related to cost principles
  • Discuss the General Provisions of Subpart E
  • Explain key terms and concepts covered in Basic Considerations of Subpart E
  • Discuss Direct and Indirect (F&A) Costs
  • Discuss key terms, allocation methods, and related procedures for indirect cost proposals
  • Identify costs that are allowable and unallowable under Subpart E
  • Define key terms associated with audits
  • Discuss the audit requirements for federal awards
  • Distinguish between a subrecipient and a contractor
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of auditees, federal agencies, and auditors
  • Identify online resources related to audits


The target audience for this Web-based Training course includes FHWA, FTA, State Department of Transportation (State DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPOs), and other agency staff that expend or administer Federal-aid funds--including planning, engineering, and fiscal staff.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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