Federal Grant Policy: Proposed Revisions for 2 CFR Open for Public Comment

The Office of Management and Budget’s proposed revisions to Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, including 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance), are currently open for public comments through March 23, 2020.

The OMB President’s Management Agenda team breaks the proposed revisions into the following three categories:

  1. “They (the revisions) support implementation of the President’s Management Agenda Results‐Oriented Accountability for Grants CAP Goal and other Administration priorities.”
  2. “They (the revisions) meet statutory requirements and to align with other authoritative source requirements.”
  3. “They (the revisions) clarify existing requirements.”

 

Proposed Revisions

The PMA team recently highlighted some of the proposed revisions at a public listening session. They include:

  • Strengthening merit review by requiring a merit review process for discretionary grants (§200..204)
  • Clarifying the responsibilities of the pass‐through entity to address only a subrecipient’s audit findings related to their specific subaward (§200.331)
  • Standardization of terminology and implementation of standard data elements (§§ 200.1, 200.301, 200.312(c), 200.328(b)(2))
  • Emphasizing stewardship and results‐oriented accountability for grant program results (§§ 200.202, 200.102(d), 200.205, 200.207, 200.210(a), 200.210(b)(17), 200.210(c)(2), 200.210(c)(iv), 200.210(c)(v), §200.301, 200.339(a)(2), Appendix I (A) & (B))

To comment on these and other proposed revisions, click here.

Submitting a comment about proposed revisions to Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations
Submitting a comment about proposed revisions to Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Credit: President’s Management Agenda)

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