In some cases, more than one business or organization may participate in a project funded by a grant or subcontract. In these cases, a subaward may be applicable. Subawards are financial support for businesses or organizations that work on a project but are not the primary awardee.
Subawards are often planned into proposals for grants and other financial opportunities. They allow companies or organizations to bring in outside expertise or experience that will be beneficial to the project. Subawardees are subject to the same guidelines and requirements as the primary awardee.