Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Fact Sheet

RESP Fact Sheet
Type of InstitutionCSU, Chico and The CSU, Chico Research Foundation are public, nonprofit educational entities exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. 
Date of IncorporationCSU, Chico was established in 1887 as a California Normal School for teacher training. It is the second oldest CSU campus. In 1924 it became a four-year State College, and in 1972 it became a comprehensive University. 
Legal Name of ApplicantThe CSU, Chico Research Foundation was established July 1, 1997, as an auxiliary organization, acting as the legal recipient for California State University, Chico of all externally funded projects. 
IRS Employer Identification Number68-0386518 (Research Foundation) 
State Tax ID#178-4872 (Research Foundation) 
Dun & Bradstreet Number61-217-7162 (Research Foundation) 
Federal F & A (Indirect) Cost Rates (PDF)

"Dated-July 5, 2017
7/1/2016 to 06/30/2020
18.50% of MTDC off-Campus"

F & A (Indirect) Rate on State Contracts only25% Modified Total Direct Costs 
Authorized Signatories for grants/contractsDr. Richard J. Tafalla, Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs 
Official Institutional Name and Address

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
25 Main Street, Suite 103
Chico, CA 95928-5388

Main Telephone Number530-898-5700 
Fax Number530-898-6804 
Web Addresswww.csuchico.edu/resp 
CountyButte 
State Congressional DistrictFourth Senate District; Third Assembly District 
SenatorJim Nielsen 
AssemblymanJames Gallagher 
Federal Congressional DistrictFederal Congressional District 1 
SenatorsDiane Feinstein; Kamala Harris 
US House of Representatives, 1st Congressional DistrictDoug LaMalfa 
Cognizant Federal Audit AgencyUS Department of Health and Human Services 
External AuditorAldrich Advisors 
Date of Most Recent AuditJune 30, 2017 
Service AreaThe twelve counties of northeastern California; 33,000 square miles. 
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 
National Provider Identifier1073754347 (Research Foundation) 
USDA - Animal Care NumberClass "R" Research Facility, Registration No. 93-R-0414
  • Human Subjects in Research IRB number is 00001364
  • Human Subjects in Research Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) number is 00001655
  • Animal Welfare Reference Assurance number is A4399-01