TITLE 44: GOVERNMENTAL CONTRACTS, GRANTMAKING, PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SUBTITLE F: GRANTMAKING
CHAPTER I: GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
PART 7000 GRANT ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT
SECTION 7000.310 PUBLIC NOTICE OF GRANT PROGRAMS
Section 7000.310 Public Notice of Grant Programs
a) The State agency must notify the public of available State grants in the Catalog of State Financial Assistance (CSFA).
1) The CSFA is the single, authoritative, comprehensive source of State grant program information.
2) The State agency shall only issue State and federal pass-through funds based on a program included in the CSFA.
b) For each program, the State agency must submit the following information to GATU:
1) Program Description – Grant program description, including its purpose, goals and measurement process;
2) Program Authority – Whether the program is created at the discretion of the agency or is prescribed by State statute;
3) Funding – Projected total amount and source of funds available for the program;
4) General Eligibility Requirements – The statutory and regulatory standards that determine the applicant's qualification for State grants under the program;
5) Auditing – Audit requirements; and
6) Indirect Costs – Approved statutory indirect costs limitations and restrictions.
c) The State agency shall provide official public notice of competitively issued grant funding opportunities through a NOFO generated from the CSFA and posted on the GATA website (www.grants.illinois.gov).
d) The State agency shall publish the NOFO for 30 to 45 calendar days. The State agency may request an exception to the NOFO posting timelines from GOMB pursuant to Section 7000.60 due to extenuating circumstances.
e) The NOFO shall be produced on a uniform, statewide template (see the GATU website). This information shall precede the text of the announcement. It shall disclose the information required under UR section 200.203 and shall reflect the additional State requirements of Section 30 of the Act. The following are some of the types of information required by UR section 200.203 and GATA Section 30:
1) State Agency Name;
2) Grant Program Title;
3) Announcement Type (i.e., initial announcement or modification of a previous announcement);
4) Funding Opportunity Number (assigned through the CSFA NOFO process);
5) Catalog of State Financial Assistance (CSFA) Number and Title;
6) Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers (if applicable);
7) Estimated Total Program Funding;
8) Source of Funding;
9) Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement;
10) Approved Statutory Indirect Cost Limitations and Restrictions;
11) Key Dates, including:
A) Due dates for applications and for any letters of intent or pre-applications;
B) Date when program application materials will be available (if applicable); and
C) Date for technical assistance session (if applicable); and
12) Any additional information deemed necessary by the State agency.
f) In compliance with UR section 200.203, the State agency shall include the following information in the full text of the grant announcement:
1) Full programmatic description of the funding opportunity;
2) State grant information, including sufficient information to help an applicant make an informed decision about whether to submit an application;
3) Specific eligibility information, including any factors or priorities that affect an applicant's eligibility for selection;
4) Application preparation and submission information, including the applicable submission date and time;
5) Application review information, including the standards and process to be used to evaluate applications;
6) State grant administration information, including prior approval requirements;
7) Restrictions on pre-award costs (UR section 200.209 and 2 CFR 458; GATA Section 25(4)(f)); and
8) Any specific terms of, and conditions on, the grant.
g) GATU shall provide technical assistance to promote State agency compliance with requirements for public notice of grant programs and grant announcements for State and federal pass-through awards.
h) State agencies shall utilize the NOFO and the announcement of the grant program to communicate all relevant State requirements and conditions of the pending grant award.
i) State agencies shall utilize the Uniform Grant Agreement or the Uniform Interagency Agreement to communicate all relevant State requirements and conditions for the grant award.
j) Awardees are responsible for complying with all requirements of the statute authorizing the grant, this Part, the rules of the specific grant program, and the Grant Agreement.