Statute, Rules and Grant Policies Guide
CURRENT RULEMAKING PROJECT
At its November 19, 2015, 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 multiple rules in Chapter 703 including grant applications, due dates of matching forms, grantee audits, allocation of grant funds to prevention grantees, no cost extensions, waiver of the tobacco-free policy, report due dates for grantees with execution dates after effective dates, and required approval of certain reports before grant funds may be disbursed.
The majority of the proposed rule changes were published in the Texas Register on December 4, 2015, while changes to § 703.12 are expected to be published on December 25, 2015. Written comments from the public will be accepted for 30 days following each 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org); 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 17, 2016.