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Spending Money

For all questions about allowability, please consult the Post Award Fiscal Compliance page. They have web pages dedicated to specific cost items, including food, travel, mobile devices, and many others. You can contact them at with specific questions.

Multiple reasons could exist for why portions of an award budget would be restricted. Common ones include a restriction on spending later years of a multi-year project until the sponsor issues payment, carryforward that cannot be released for spending without sponsor approval, or a delay in human subjects protocol approval. If you are uncertain what restrictions apply to your particular budget, please contact GCA via Grant Tracker under the Budget Setup topic.

Please work with Procurement Services to issue payments from your grant or contract budget.