SPA is responsible for reviewing grant applications before they are submitted to the sponsor. SPA acts as both the Administrative and Signing Official on grant applications. SPA is the institutional authority to legally bind the institution in grants administration matters. Every department is assigned a SPA Project Officer, who will review grant applications for completeness and budget accuracy. The Project Officer will be the Signing Official. In this role, he/she has institutional authority to legally bind the institution in grants administration matters.
Policies and guidance for creating and assembling grant applications can be found in the Sponsored Projects Handbook, and within this section of our website.