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Full Text of SB2251  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/10/2023, by Sen. Laura Ellman


30 ILCS 708/50
30 ILCS 708/55

    Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that the State grant-making agency shall report all information to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit that relates to the status of a grant application or execution for the purposes of providing information for a public portal. Provides the Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall create and maintain an internet-based public portal that provides information on the status of grants being executed by the State. Provides that this portal shall include the amount of monetary award the entity has received, a description of where the grant is at in the approval process, the estimated completion date of the execution of a grant agreement with the State, and the next outstanding information needed by the agency or the department from the grantee.

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1    AN ACT concerning finance.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act
5is amended by changing Sections 50 and 55 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 708/50)
7    Sec. 50. State grant-making agency responsibilities.
8    (a) The specific requirements and responsibilities of
9State grant-making agencies and non-federal entities are set
10forth in this Act. State agencies making State awards to
11non-federal entities must adopt by rule the language in 2 CFR
12200, Subpart C through Subpart F unless different provisions
13are required by law.
14    (b) Each State grant-making agency shall appoint a Chief
15Accountability Officer who shall serve as a liaison to the
16Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit and who shall be
17responsible for the State agency's implementation of and
18compliance with the rules.
19    (c) In order to effectively measure the performance of its
20recipients and subrecipients, each State grant-making agency
22        (1) require its recipients and subrecipients to relate
23    financial data to performance accomplishments of the award



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1    and, when applicable, must require recipients and
2    subrecipients to provide cost information to demonstrate
3    cost-effective practices. The recipient's and
4    subrecipient's performance should be measured in a way
5    that will help the State agency to improve program
6    outcomes, share lessons learned, and spread the adoption
7    of promising practices; and
8        (2) provide recipients and subrecipients with clear
9    performance goals, indicators, and milestones and must
10    establish performance reporting frequency and content to
11    not only allow the State agency to understand the
12    recipient's progress, but also to facilitate
13    identification of promising practices among recipients and
14    subrecipients and build the evidence upon which the State
15    agency's program and performance decisions are made.
16    (c-5) Each State grant-making agency shall, when it is in
17the best interests of the State, request that the Office of the
18Comptroller issue a stop payment order in accordance with
19Section 105 of this Act.
20    (c-6) Upon notification by the Grant Transparency and
21Accountability Unit that a stop payment order has been
22requested by a State grant-making agency, each State
23grant-making agency who has issued a grant to that recipient
24or subrecipient shall determine if it remains in the best
25interests of the State to continue to issue payments to the
26recipient or subrecipient.



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1    (d) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall
2provide such advice and technical assistance to the State
3grant-making agencies as is necessary or indicated in order to
4ensure compliance with this Act.
5    (e) In accordance with this Act and the Illinois State
6Collection Act of 1986, refunds required under the Grant Funds
7Recovery Act may be referred to the Comptroller's offset
9    (f) Upon request, each State grant-making agency shall
10report to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit
11information on the status of the grant applications it is
12processing and the grant agreements it has executed, and the
13Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit shall make that
14information publicly available on its website.
15(Source: P.A. 100-997, eff. 8-20-18.)
16    (30 ILCS 708/55)
17    Sec. 55. The Governor's Office of Management and Budget
19    (a) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall:
20        (1) provide technical assistance and interpretations
21    of policy requirements in order to ensure effective and
22    efficient implementation of this Act by State grant-making
23    agencies; and
24        (2) have authority to approve any exceptions to the
25    requirements of this Act and shall adopt rules governing



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1    the criteria to be considered when an exception is
2    requested; exceptions shall only be made in particular
3    cases where adequate justification is presented.
4    (b) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall,
5on or before July 1, 2016, establish a centralized unit within
6the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. The
7centralized unit shall be known as the Grant Accountability
8and Transparency Unit and shall be funded with a portion of the
9administrative funds provided under existing and future State
10and federal pass-through grants. The amounts charged will be
11allocated based on the actual cost of the services provided to
12State grant-making agencies and public institutions of higher
13education in accordance with the applicable federal cost
14principles contained in 2 CFR 200 and this Act will not cause
15the reduction in the amount of any State or federal grant
16awards that have been or will be directed towards State
17agencies or public institutions of higher education.
18    (c) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget, in
19conjunction with the Illinois Single Audit Commission, shall
20research and provide recommendations to the General Assembly
21regarding the adoption of legislation in accordance with the
22federal Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement
23Act of 2012. The recommendations shall be included in the
24Annual Report of the Commission to be submitted to the General
25Assembly on January 1, 2020. The report to the General
26Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of



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1Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic
2form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall
3direct. This subsection (c) is inoperative on and after
4January 1, 2021.
5    (d) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall
6create and maintain an Internet-based public portal that
7provides information on the status of grants being executed by
8the State. The information reported shall include, but shall
9not be limited to, the following:
10        (1) the amount of the monetary award the entity has
11    received;
12        (2) a description of where the grant is at in the
13    approval process;
14        (3) the estimated completion date of the execution of
15    a grant agreement with the State; and
16        (4) the next outstanding information needed by the
17    agency or the department from the grantee.
18(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-997, eff. 8-20-18.)