House Introduces Bill to Reform Federal Grant Process

December 4, 2013

House Introduces Bill to Reform Federal Grant Process

On October 23, 2013, Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), along with cosponsors Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Tim Walberg (R-MI), introduced the “Grant Reform and New Transparency (GRANT) Act of 2013” (H.R. 3316). This bill would require agencies to conduct pre-award screenings to ensure that grantees are capable of performance and have sufficient financial systems to manage and account for funds. Agencies would also be required to provide losing applicants with an opportunity for a debriefing for grants valued at $100,000 or more. Finally, agencies would have to post grant opportunities, award information, and performance reports on a central grants website. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 






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