The following costs / expenditures should not be included in proposal budgets or charged to federally funded projects:
Overcrowded cage charges / fees
Overcrowded cage charges/fees assessed by Laboratory Animal Services(LAS) cannot be paid from sponsored project accounts. These charges/fees represent an internal fine/penalty that are assessed for violations or failure to comply with established Federal overcrowding guidelines. Accordingly, these types of costs cannot be charged to sponsored project accounts. You’ll find reference of its general unallowability in both the Uniform Guidance(UG) §200.441 and OMB Circular A-21 §J.19.