TITLE 25. HEALTH SERVICES

PART 11. CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS

CHAPTER 703. GRANTS FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH

25 TAC §703.14, §703.24

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT" or "the Institute") adopts the amendments to 25 TAC §703.14 (Termination, Extension, Close Out of Grant Contracts, and De-Obligation of Grant Award Funds) and §703.24 (Financial Status Reports), without changes to the proposed amendments as published in the September 27, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5544); therefore, the rules will not be republished. The amendments are related to the Institute's consideration and approval of a grant recipient's request to extend its grant contract and the process for a grant recipient to report and receive reimbursement for expenses the grant recipient paid prior to the current financial status reporting period.

Reasoned Justification

The change to §703.14(c) provides a process for the Institute to review and approve a grant recipient's no cost extension request to extend the grant recipient's grant contract termination date even if the grant recipient has fiscal or programmatic reports pending approval by the Institute. Approval of a no cost extension remains at the discretion of the Institute, which will retain documentation of the request and approval as part of the grant record. The change to §703.24(a) clarifies the process for the Institute to consider and approve a grant recipient's reimbursement request, accompanied with a justification, for an otherwis e allowable cost paid by the grant recipient prior to the current reporting period.

Summary of Public Comments and Staff Recommendation

CPRIT received no public comments regarding the proposed amendments to §703.14 and §703.24.

The rule changes are adopted under the authority of the Texas Health and Safety Code Annotated, §102.108, 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 November 21, 2019.

TRD-201904398

Heidi McConnell

Chief Operating Officer

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Effective date: December 11, 2019

Proposal publication date: September 27, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 305-8487