I need something for my project that wasn’t listed in the grant budget awarded—can I charge it to the grant?

You probably can, but first you must check with our office or the Grants Accounting Office. If your grant terms allow the College to authorize the expenditure, fill out an OPAS form to request the budget changes from the Manager of Disbursement & Accounting.

Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS)

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Funding agencies have delegated increasingly expanded authority to institutions to approve certain administrative actions. These agencies require grantees to assure that adequate institutional reviews and approvals are in place for decisions that affect the management of federally supported projects. All approvals must be documented. To provide these assurances, Middlebury College has established the Organizational Prior Approval System.