RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GRANT-MAKING INVOLVING FEDERAL FUNDS


220-RICR-20-00-2 INACTIVE RULE

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2.1Authority

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2.3Applicability

2.4Incorporated Materials

2.5Definitions

2.6Grantmaking by State Agencies

2.7Requirements for Grant/Subaward Applicants and Subrecipients

Title 220 Department of Administration
Chapter 20 Accounts and Control
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 2 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GRANT-MAKING INVOLVING FEDERAL FUNDS
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 04/23/2024

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 35-1.1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 35-6

Purpose and Reason:

The proposed amendment to the Regulation addresses the following areas identified since the regulation was published in early 2023:


1. A need for the regulation to address first come, first serve subaward programs.  220-RICR-20-00-2.5(A)(1) and 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.3


The proposed revision establishes first come, first serve as a 3rd category of grant/subaward program, separate from competitive and non-competitive.  The requirements for first come, first serve programs largely align with competitive programs, with a few exceptions:


a. Review criteria limited to eligibility only. 

b. Applications to be reviewed in the order received.

c. Reduction in number of reviewers required for applications requesting less than $30,000.

d. Variations in public notice requirements and subaward decision remedy process. 


2. Clarifications of the subaward decision remedy process and other technical corrections, such as corrections to align this Part with a Federal HHS citation requirement.  Protests of subaward decision must be submitted in writing within 7 days.  Subaward decision remedies are explicitly applied to non-competitive programs, as well as competitive subaward programs. 220-RICR-20-00-2.5(A)(2), 220-RICR-20-00-2.6, 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.1(F)(1), 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.1(H), 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.2(C), 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.5(C), 220-RICR-20-00-2.7.3, 220-RICR-20-00-2.7.4(B) and 220-RICR-20-00-2.7.5(A)


3. Revisions to enable changes to the Annual Organization Registration, to make requirements less burdensome for subrecipients and to better support review by state agency personnel.  220-RICR-20-00-2.6.4(A) and 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.5(B)(3)


4. Clarification of subrecipient insurance requirements and insurance waiver authority for subawards.  220-RICR-20-00-2.6.5(B)(4), 220-RICR-20-00-2.6.5(C)(2) and 220-RICR-20-00-2.7.1(B)


Adds language to explicitly authorize the Controller to waive insurance requirements for subawards.  Clarifies that the insurance requirements and waiver process, except for the individual authorized to approve insurance waivers remains the same for contracts (under Purchases) and subawards above a threshold established by the Controller (under Accounts and Control).