Summary

To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide transparency and require certain standards in the award of Federal grants, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Nov 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide transparency and require certain standards in the award of Federal grants, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 2011'' or the ``GRANT Act''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. Sec. 3. Grants transparency requirements. Sec. 4. Report requirements relating to grants. Sec. 5. Plan for improving the single audit process.

SEC. 3. GRANTS TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS.

(a) Grants Transparency Requirements.-- (1) In general.--Subtitle V of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 73 the following new chapter:

``CHAPTER 74--GRANTS TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS

``Sec. ``7401. Definitions. ``7402. Competition requirements in awarding grants. ``7403. Pre-award evaluation requirements. ``7404. Website relating to Federal grants. ``7405. Debriefing. ``Sec. 7401. Definitions ``In this chapter: ``(1) Grant.--The term `grant' means an award of Federal financial assistance through a grant agreement or cooperative agreement making payment in cash or in kind to a recipient to carry out a public purpose authorized by law. ``(2) Competitive grant.--The term `competitive grant' means a grant entered into through the use of merit-based selection procedures for the purpose of allocating funds authorized under a grant program of an Executive agency. ``(3) Executive agency.--The term `Executive agency' has the meaning provided...

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On December 20, AAAS sent a letter to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee detailing its concerns with the Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 2011. http://www.aaas.org/gr/docs/11_12_20grantact.pdf

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Bill Summary

To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide transparency and require certain standards in the award of Federal grants, and for other purposes.

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