Statute, Rules and Grant Policies Guide
CURRENT RULEMAKING PROJECT
At its November 19, 2014 meeting, the Oversight Committee approved the release of proposed changes to existing agency rules.
CPRIT completed an extensive revision to its administrative rules in January 2014, conforming agency practices to newly-enacted legislative requirements and implementing recommendations made by the State Auditor’s Office in its January 2013 report, Grant Management at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and Selected Grantees. In the course of incorporating the new administrative rules into the agency’s policies and practices, CPRIT has identified some rule provisions that would benefit from additional clarity. The proposed amendments affect two sections in Chapter 703 by clarifying the calculation of the Federal Indirect Cost Rate, explaining how encumbered funds spent by subcontractors or subawardees affect matching funds, and expanding the role of the Chief Compliance Officer in the grants review process.
The proposed rule changes will be published in the Texas Register (expected publication date December 26, 2014). Written comments from the public will be accepted for 30 days following the date of publication. The comments will become part of the formal rulemaking record and provide guidance in crafting a final set of administrative rules. Written comments may be submitted to CPRIT’s General Counsel, Kristen Doyle, by fax (512/475-2563); by email (email@example.com); or by mail to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, P.O. Box 12097, ATTN: Rulemaking Project, Austin, Texas, 78711.
The Oversight Committee expects to consider a final order that reflects the comments received on the proposed rules and any recommended changes at their meeting on February 18, 2015.