Grant Accountability and Transparency Act
Illinois was the first state in the country to adopt comprehensive grant reform to strengthen processes in the grant community.
The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) was passed in July 2014 (click here to read the Act) to increase accountability and transparency in the use of grant funds for state agencies. The Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has begun the process to develop the rules that will guide the implementation of the Act. Here is a link to the current proposed rule recommendations and another link to the fact sheet.
Proposed Changes to GATA
October 13, 2017 the Illinois Register published proposed changes/additions to GATA Act.
GATA Grant Making Process Guide for FY18
August 4, 2016 – Click here for information about Indirect Cost Rate Negotiation for Illinois Grantees
Click here for the latest updates being made to the FY17 grant process (as of June 3rd).
While you wait for grant application forms and materials to be made available, we encourage you to:
- Visit the D&B Number site to make sure you have a current, up-to-date D-U-N number (standard business identification number)
- Make sure you are registered for SAM (System for Award Management)
You will need a D-U-N number as well as SAM registration before any awards can be issued.
Not sure where to start? Confused by how the new regulations will affect your organization? The GATA website has several very useful webinars that will help you navigate the new process and prepare for the transition.
- Click here for A Guide for Indirect Cost Rate Determination.
- Click here for the Uniform Budget Template and Submission Requirements.
- Click here for a recipient checklist which helps determine if the entity receiving funds has a contractor or subrecipient relationship.
- Click here for a presentation on the Uniform Budget Template and Indirect Cost Rates.
- Click here to view the GATA Town Hall Meeting presentation to learn about GATA and how it affects you.
- If you’d like to view the Uniform Budget Template, click here.
- The Illinois Single Audit Commission (ILSAC), which is the body that will oversee the GATA rulemaking, implementation, and monitoring process, held its first meeting on April 10, 2015. View the kick-off presentation.
- The Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released guidance that state grant-making agencies must follow.
- In the article “Will Illinois Become a National Model for Grant Management?,” by Government Technology, Carol Kraus, the Director of the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit for the State of Illinois points out “the value of stakeholder input” and the ability of the committee “to identify roadblocks before they become larger problems.”