TITLE 25. HEALTH SERVICES

PART 11. CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS

CHAPTER 703. GRANTS FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH

25 TAC §703.13, §703.25

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT" or "the Institute") adopts the amendments to §703.13, regarding guidance for government auditing standards and to §703.25, regarding approval of a grantee's request to carry forward unspent project year funds into the following project year. The amendments are being adopted without changes to the text as published in the December 23, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 10064).

Reasoned Justification

The proposed amendment to §703.13(e)(4) replaces a reference to OMB Circular A-133 that has been superseded. The change clarifies guidance for government auditing standards. The proposed amendment to §703.25 explains that a request to carry forward unspent grant funds from one project year to the next requires Institute approval if the amount of the unexpended budget line item balance is 25% or more of the line item amount for the year. Section 703.25 already allows grantees to request a carry forward of unspent funds. This change aligns §703.25 with the Institute's current practice. All other requirements regarding carry forward requests remain the same in §703.25.

Summary of Public Comments and Staff Recommendation

CPRIT received no public comments regarding the proposed amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the authority of the Texas Health and Safety Code Annotated, §102.108 and §102.251, which provides the Institute with broad rule-making authority to administer the chapter, including rules for awarding grants.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 16, 2017.

TRD-201700658

Heidi McConnell

Chief Operating Officer

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Effective date: March 8, 2017

Proposal publication date: December 23, 2016

For further information, please call: (512) 463-3190