The grantee resources page includes the sources of CPRIT’s requirements, such as statutory and administrative rule text, as well as guidance on how to understand and apply those requirements during a CPRIT grant project. Examples of the grantee resources include proposed administrative rule changes, the Grant Policies and Procedures Guide, previous and upcoming compliance training opportunities, and other helpful webinars. Grantees will also find guidance on how to report fraud, waste, and abuse to CPRIT using Red Flag Reporting.
CPRIT Grant Management System
CPRIT utilizes an online grants management system that allows you to correspond with staff, manage budget information, submit reimbursement requests and required reports, manage grant contacts and review and accept contracts and contract amendments.
Rules and Statues
State law requires agencies to use a rulemaking process, which includes an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed rules and rule changes before the agency adopts the final rule. When CPRIT proposes a new administrative rule or a change to an existing administrative rule, it must do so through a rulemaking project. The rulemaking project, which CPRIT announces in the Texas Register, gives the public advance notice of the proposed rule so that interested persons may decide whether they wish to comment on the proposal.
Current Rulemaking Project
At its August 16, 2023, meeting, the Oversight Committee approved the release of proposed changes to existing agency rules in Chapter 701.
The proposed amendment to Section 701.25 expands CPRIT’s electronic signature policy to include Grant Applicants. CPRIT’s electronic policy explicitly applies to Grant Recipients that use the Institute’s electronic Grant Managements System (CGMS). The policy allows CPRIT to rely on information submitted by a Grant Recipient’s Authorized Signing Official (ASO) as legally binding. The proposed rule change extends the convenience and responsibilities associated with electronic signatures to Grant Applicants.
Written comments may be submitted through October 2, 2023, to CPRIT’s Deputy Executive Officer and 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 rule and any recommended changes at their meeting on November 15, 2023.
Recently Adopted Rule Changes
At its August meeting, the Oversight Committee also approved the final adoption of recent changes to Sections 701.3; 703.6; 703.7; 703.10; 703.21; and 703.25 that were initially presented at the May 17, 2023, meeting. The amendments clarify the definition and use of “Scope of Work” throughout CPRIT’s administrative rules.
Beginning September 7, 2023, Texas Administrative Code Chapters 701 and 703 will reflect the recent rule amendments, which are also available here CPRIT Adopted Rule Amendments Chapters 701 and 703.
Policies and Procedures Guide
The Policies and Procedures Guide is made available for individuals and organizations interested in the CPRIT cancer research and prevention funding award program. It provides the framework for the review, award, implementation, and monitoring of CPRIT-funded research and prevention grant awards, as well as information on the rules and requirements that applicants and recipients of CPRIT grant awards must follow
- CPRIT Policies and Procedures Guide
The current version of the Grantee Policies & Procedures Guide is dated June 2023.
- Texas Grant Management Standards (TxGMS)
CPRIT’s administrative rule § 703.22 requires all grantees to complete an annual compliance training by December 31 of each year. The Authorized Signing Official (ASO) and at least one other individual from each organization must attend the annual compliance training; however, we encourage all staff who use CPRIT’s grants management system to participate in this training.
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Resources from Previous Compliance Training Sessions
CPRIT offers several funding opportunities for promising cancer research, product development, and prevention programs. All funding opportunities are announced through formal Requests for Applications (RFAs) and applications must be submitted through the online application receipt system.
- Texas Connect RFA Informational Webinar – Held: March 20, 2023
- Prevention Program Webinar on the newly released RFAs – Held: June 01, 2022
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Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code § 701.9, CPRIT has established a system to receive confidential reports of suspected instances or events that failed to comply with CPRIT's applicable laws, rules and policies, including allegations of fraud, waste and abuse.
To report fraud, waste and/or abuse occurring at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), call Red Flag Reporting at 1-877-647-3335 and use Client Code: 5124633190 or go to www.RedFlagReporting.com. Click here for more information about reporting suspected fraud, waste, or abuse.
Reports of suspected fraud, waste, or abuse relating to state funds associated with state agencies and institutions or higher education may be made to the Texas State Auditor's Office (SAO). To report an allegation of fraud, waste, or abuse, with the SAO visit the Texas State Auditor's Office website.
The grant reporting forms listed here allow grantees to provide supplementary information when required to the grant reports found in CARS-CGMS.