Bill Status of HB5381 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: STATE GRANTS-TRANPARENCY
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and maintain on its official website a searchable database, freely accessible to the public, of each organization that has received State grant funds from any State agency for violence prevention efforts and other community services aimed at promoting public safety. Provides that the database must be prominently displayed on the Department's official website and must maintain grant recipient information in a format that is searchable by zip code. Provides that the database must also contain each grant recipient's contact information and offered services. Provides that to alleviate wait-lists, avoid duplication of case management services at the local level, and ensure that each client of a grant recipient has only one lead case manager at any given time, grant recipients must obtain permission from waitlisted persons to forward necessary case information to the grant-making agency for referral to another relevant organization, and if they provide case management services, engage in specified activities to coordinate with other relevant organizations in the grant recipient's service area that provide case management services to the same types of persons as the grant recipient has agreed to serve. Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Requires each State grant-making agency to: make sure the contact information it has on record for each recipient and subrecipient is accurate and up to date; make such information readily available to the public by posting on its official website a list that contains the contact information and grant award amount of each recipient and subrecipient; and provide additional resources to small recipients and subrecipients to alleviate administrative burdens associated with increases in grant funding and grant management processes and requirements. Provides that to ensure services funded by grant awards are properly implemented to meet the needs of targeted service areas or beneficiaries, each State grant-making agency must identify gaps in services to targeted communities and beneficiaries through grant-monitoring activities and as soon as practicable reallocate funding or other resources to meet the needs of those targeted communities and beneficiaries.