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A recently executed Master Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota covers the period November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2023. Funding issued under this Master Agreement will be issued by the City as Work Orders, and will cover both Sponsored Projects and External sales, similar to the Hennepin County Master Agreement.

The F&A for Work Orders issued under this Master Agreement prior to December 31, 2021 should be budgeted as follows:

  • No F&A - Work Orders funded by the City with annual direct costs of $50,000 or less
  • 5% F&A - Work Orders funded by the City with annual direct costs of over $50,000 
  • Federally Negotiated F&A - Work Orders funded by federal funds, in conformance with federal regulations (2 CFR 200)
  • Variable F&A - Work Orders funded by State of Minnesota funds will be subject to the F&A rate provided to the City on those funds.

Beginning January 1, 2022, for all new Work Orders executed and existing Work Orders that are amended to increase funding during the remaining term of the Work Order, the full Federally Negotiated F&A rate should be budgeted for those funds unless an F&A waiver is approved by the University. 

The flow chart illustrates how work orders are processed by the City of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.  Please contact Andrea Marshall at pete1518@umn.edu if you have any questions regarding the Master Agreement.