3. Specific Cost Guidance by Category

3.18. Fines and penalties

Ref: 2 CFR Part 200, §200.441. 

Costs resulting from violations of, or failure of the institution to comply with, Federal, State, and local or foreign laws and regulations are unallowable, except when incurred as a result of compliance with specific provisions of the sponsored agreement, or instructions in writing from the authorized official of the sponsoring agency authorizing in advance such payments.