In the fall of 2014, GATA - the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act, 30 ILCS 708, was passed by the state legislature and signed into law. GATA confirms the decision of the Illinois General Assembly and the Office of the Governor that all State-funded grants will follow the rules outlined in the Federal Uniform Guidance - 2 CFR 200.
GATA reflects Illinois' commitment to the Federal Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Guidance - the Cost Principles, Audit, and Administrative Requirements for Federal Awards found at 2 CFR 200. The Guidance applies to all current and future grant funds. This includes new grants as well as those chosen in previous years but also receiving current funding.
To read more about the vision, purpose and goals of GATA, you may wish to review information at the GATA website.
All grants provided through arrangements with the Illinois Department of Human Services fall into one of these categories:
- those directly funded by the federal government,
- those funded by federal pass-through funds, or
- those funded completely or partly by state funds.
Nearly all grants that include state funds also include federal funds. Those state funds are usually invested by Illinois as a requirement of receiving the federal funds.This is often called "match" or "MOE" (maintenance of effort -- a required amount of non-federal spending to gain or maintain access to Federal dollars.) However, there are some grants available through IDHS which are solely funded by state dollars.