‘Perpetual A’ Accounts

All multiple year awards are setup with a separate project (A, B, C, etc.) for each budget year.Please note that a budget year does not necessarily equate to 12 months.


The following awards have one budget period, which may be extended, and therefore remainan A:

  • VA IPA (Veteran's Administration Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970)
  • PDA (Program Development Account)/DRA (Defined Research Account)
  • Clinical Trials (Clinical Drug/Device Investigation)
Rare exceptions can be made on a case by case basis depending administrative burden for allparties involved, such as those with "Event Revenue" (Federal Clinical Trials).