H. R. 3089
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 16, 2015
Mr. Walberg (for himself and Mrs. Lawrence) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To close out expired grants, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act or the
Identifying and closing out expired grants
Expired grant report
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall instruct the head of each agency, in coordination with the Secretary, to submit to Congress and the Secretary a report, not later than December 31 of the first calendar year beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act, that—
lists each covered grant held by the United States Government;
recommends which of the covered grants described in subparagraph (A) should be closed; and
for each covered grant, explains why the covered grant has not been closed out.
Use of data systems
An agency may use existing multiagency data systems in order to submit the report required under paragraph (1).
Explanation of missing information
If the head of an agency is unable to submit all of the information required to be included in the report under paragraph (1), the report shall include an explanation of why the information is not available, including any shortcomings with existing grant data systems.
Notice from agencies
Not later than 1 year after the date on which the head of an agency submits the report required under subsection (a), the head of the agency shall provide notice to the Secretary specifying whether the head of the agency has closed out grant awards associated with all of the covered grants.
Notice to Congress
Not later than 90 days after the date on which the head of an agency provides notice to the Secretary under paragraph (1), the head of the agency shall provide the same notice to Congress.
In this section:
The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.
The term closed out means the closeout of a grant account conducted in accordance with section 200 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, including section 200.343 of such title, or any successor thereto.
The term covered grant means a grant in a Federal agency cash payment management system held by the United States Government for which—
the grant award period of performance, including any extensions, has been expired for not less than 2 years; and
the grant has not been closed out in accordance with section 200.343 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor thereto.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.