Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
Agriculture Marketing Boards
Indirect Cost Recovery
Under guidance memo RPAC-16-01, agreements from an entity recognized by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) as a Marketing Order, Agreement, Council, or Commission are not required to be in the format of the Model Agreement used by State of California agencies, the California State University, and the University of California.
- CDFA-recognized entities are not required to apply the UC Rate for indirect costs that would normally be applied to State of California funded projects.
- In REMS, Verified Sponsor Policy listing 131503 is available to document the historical policy to allow for no indirect costs recovery for proposals and awards from a CDFA Marketing Order, Agreement, Council, or Commission.
- Agreements from an agriculture marketing board established by the United States Department of Agriculture are not covered by Verified Sponsor Policy listing 131503.