(30 ILCS 708/60)
Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit responsibilities.
(a) The Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit within the Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall be responsible for:
(1) The development of minimum requirements
applicable to the staff of grant applicants to manage and execute grant awards for programmatic and administrative purposes, including grant management specialists with:
(A) general and technical competencies;
(B) programmatic expertise;
(C) fiscal expertise and systems necessary to
adequately account for the source and application of grant funds for each program; and
(D) knowledge of compliance requirements.
(2) The development of minimum training requirements,
including annual training requirements.
(3) Accurate, current, and complete disclosure of the
financial results of each funded award, as set forth in the financial monitoring and reporting Section of 2 CFR 200.
(4) Development of criteria for requiring the
retention of a fiscal agent and for becoming a fiscal agent.
(5) Development of disclosure requirements in the
grant application pertaining to:
(A) related-party status between grantees and
(B) past employment of applicant officers and
(C) disclosure of current or past employment of
members of immediate family; and
(D) disclosure of senior management of grantee
organization and their relationships with contracted vendors.
(6) Implementation of rules prohibiting a grantee
from charging any cost allocable to a particular award or cost objective to other State or federal awards to overcome fund deficiencies, to avoid restrictions imposed by law or terms of the federal awards, or for other reasons.
(7) Implementation of rules prohibiting a non-federal
entity from earning or keeping any profit resulting from State or federal financial assistance, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and is expressly authorized by the terms and conditions of the award.
(8) Maintenance of an Illinois Debarred and Suspended
List that contains the names of those individuals and entities that are ineligible, either temporarily or permanently, to receive an award of grant funds from the State.
(9) Ensuring the adoption of standardized rules for
the implementation of this Act by State grant-making agencies. The Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit shall provide such advice and technical assistance to the State grant-making agencies as is necessary or indicated in order to ensure compliance with this Act.
(10) Coordination of financial and Single Audit
(11) Coordination of on-site reviews of grantees
(12) Maintenance of the Catalog of State Financial
Assistance, which shall be posted on an Internet website maintained by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget that is available to the public.
(b) The Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit shall have no power or authority regarding the approval, disapproval, management, or oversight of grants entered into or awarded by a State agency or by a public institution of higher education. The power or authority existing under law to grant or award grants by a State agency or by a public institution of higher education shall remain with that State agency or public institution of higher education. The Unit shall be responsible for providing technical assistance to guide the Administrative Code amendments proposed by State grant-making agencies to comply with this Act and shall be responsible for establishing standardized policies and procedures for State grant-making agencies in order to ensure compliance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards set forth in 2 CFR Part 200, all of which must be adhered to by the State grant-making agencies throughout the life cycle of the grant.
(c) The powers and functions of grant making by State agencies or public institutions of higher education may not be transferred to, nor may prior grant approval be transferred to, any other person, office, or entity within the executive branch of State government.
(Source: P.A. 100-676, eff. 1-1-19