Grant Control Flags (aka Grant Flags) are data elements in the Online Financial Information System (OFIS) used for administrative purposes within Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA) and other central offices. They identify a number of administrative issues including whether certain authorities or approvals have been granted.

Grant Control Flag 08 - Identifies salary cap level applied to qualifying budgets. There are four possible values:


  • 1 = Executive Level I salary cap ($199,700)
  • 2 = Executive Level II salary cap ($192,300)
  • 7 = Other Salary Cap (agency specific not tied to Executive Level salary cap)
  • 9 = No Salary Cap Applies (CDC and HRSA not previously subject to a salary cap but now subject to Executive Level II)

Learn more about Salary Cap Cost Sharing from Management Accounting and Analysis.

Grant Flags currently in use:

Flag Description

01 Sponsor has awarded the grant under expanded authority regulations
02 Administrative salaries are allowable
03 Federal contract subject to the employment E-Verification requirement 
05 Sponsor has awarded the grant under Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (SNAP) regulations
IRB (Institutional Review Board) 
07 Budget is excluded from weekly automated FIN status 3/status 4 change - keeps expired budgets open
08 Identifies salary cap level applied to qualifying budgets
09 Indicates if an award has automatic carryover of unspent balances.
10 Approved for food (Refer to the Food Approval – Explanation of Code Numbers  for specific information regarding type of food purchase allowable etc.)
14 Subject to "old" equipment threshold, i.e. purchases meeting the definition of equipment with a cost of $2,000 or more will be coded and reported as equipment
15 ARRA Advance
16 ARRA Flow through, not reported
17 ARRA In-kind contributions
18 ARRA Capital Projects
22 State of Washington flow through funds, prime sponsor is federal
27 Indicates if federal award is being drawn by sponsor (9320G account) or by award (9320P account) (new as of 3/24/16)
29 Accounts Receivable Budgets