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Grants Accounting

Welcome to the BGSU Grants Accounting Office Website. 

Submit Forms to:
Grants Accounting
907 Administration Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Phone (419) 372-8592
FAX (419) 372-0234

Our mission is to monitor all grant and contract budgets to assure the College is in compliance with state, local, and federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to externally sponsored programs and is reimbursed for allowable contract and grant costs.  All financial reporting and invoicing on such programs is conducted by this area.  

The office serves as a source of providing accurate and complete information on post award administrative and financial support to Principal Investigators,  Project Directors, and Sponsors.  

The department monitors grant activity for specific regulatory concerns outline in OMB Circulars A-21 (Cost Principals for Institutions of Higher Education), A-110 (Grants and agreements with Institutions of Higher Education and other Non-Profits), and A-133 (Audit Principles and Standards).

The office of Grants Accounting, a unit of the Controller's Office, oversees the accounting and financial management aspects of grants and sponsored programs for all colleges, departments, offices and centers on both Bowling Green State University campuses.

The Project Director, also known as the Principal Investigator (PI), has the primary responsibility for the management of his or her program. This responsibility includes the obligation to plan and manage each program carefully; to be aware of and adhere to all terms and conditions of the award; and to adequately document all expenditures in accordance with the sponsor's regulations.

The office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR), in conjunction with the office of Grants Accounting, will assist you in structuring and implementing operating procedures to meet program administration obligations, but they cannot be responsible for day-to-day program administrative tasks for individual programs. Project Directors are ultimately responsible for project management.

In the absence of applicable federal or sponsor regulations or guidelines, Bowling Green State University polices and procedures apply. Project Directors should be aware that when federal, sponsor, and/or University regulations overlap, the most restrictive regulations apply. The Project Director is responsible for reviewing federal, sponsor, University, and departmental guidelines, policies, and procedures that are applicable to each project, and is responsible for compliance throughout the life of the project.