Grants Administration

 The focus of the department is to:

  • Establish new index numbers for temporarily restricted government and private grants and contracts.
  • Provide stewardship by ensuring grant expenditures are in compliance with terms and conditions of award.
  • Prepare and issue financial reports to funding agencies.
  • Participate in university’s quarterly and annual financial reporting, especially the OMB A-133 Audit on Federal Expenditures.
  • Enhance compliance and accountability through training on government and private grants and contracts.
  • Ensure adherence to all related University policies and procedures.
  • Provide quality customer service to our customers and the University community and field all related inquiries.
  • Consistently review and improve our processes using the latest technology.
  • Assist Principal Investigators/Project Directors, Budget Representatives with questions on grant policy/procedure or grant expenditures.
  • Liaison between funding agency and the university on post-award questions pertaining to policy or financial reporting.
  • Provide training on grant administration for newly hired administrative personnel or for faculty awarded a first grant.
Grants Traning button
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The Grant Training module providing an overview of federal grant policies. The training will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Computer speakers should be turned on because this training is narrated.

Our Staff:
The Grants Management Department of Financial Services is located in Tead House on the Briarcliff Campus.

Diane Bynum Director, Grant Reporting and Compliance   Ext: 22282 Email:
Lurline Stewart Manager, Grants Reporting and Compliance   Ext: 22852 Email:
Grace Somoza Sr. Staff Accountant   Ext: 22706 Email:
Rudina Brecani Staff Accountant   Ext: 22661 Email:
Bharat Mehta Staff Accountant   Ext: 22651 Email:
Policies & Procedures button   Please review our Policies and Procedures for additional information.
Finance Forms button Please review our Forms for additional information.