RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GRANT-MAKING INVOLVING FEDERAL FUNDS


220-RICR-20-00-2 ACTIVE RULE

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2.1Authority

2.2Purpose

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 Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 03/15/2023 to 04/23/2024

Regulation Authority:

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

Purpose and Reason:

This new proposed Regulation establishes a regulatory framework for grant-making by state agencies involving federal funds that is consistent with federal Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, also known as the Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) 2 CFR 200.  This Regulation shall promote fairness and consistent processes in grant-making.  It is intended to expand transparency and access, and to remove barriers for grant seekers.  This Regulation also supports the implementation of an enterprise-wide grant management system (GMS) to improve and modernize the subrecipient experience and subaward management by state agencies.  This Regulation establishes a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for state grant opportunities, and subawards to be managed and tracked.



To date, in the absence of grant-making regulations and systems, RI has relied on procurement regulations and process for grant-making.  However, Rhode Island purchasing regulations (220-RICR-30-00-1.8) explicitly identify grants as not procurements.  Federal UGG (2 CFR 200.331) clearly establishes two paths for subawards: contractors  (providing a good or service for the benefit of the awarding agency) and subrecipients (carrying out a public purpose on behalf of the awarding agency).  Contracts will continue to follow the procurement process, while subawards will be managed through the GMS.