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Public Law No: 114-117 (01/28/2016)

[114th Congress Public Law 117]
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Public Law 114-117
114th Congress

                                 An Act

   To close out expired grants. <<NOTE: Jan. 28, 2016 -  [S. 1115]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Grants Oversight 
and New Efficiency Act.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Grants Oversight and New Efficiency 
Act'' or the ``GONE Act''.

    (a) Expired Federal Grant Award Report.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Coordination.>>  In general.--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--
                    (A) <<NOTE: List.>>  lists each Federal grant award 
                held by such agency;
                    (B) provides the total number of Federal grant 
                awards, including the number of grants--
                          (i) by time period of expiration;
                          (ii) with zero dollar balances; and
                          (iii) with undisbursed balances;
                    (C) for an agency with Federal grant awards, 
                describes the challenges leading to delays in grant 
                closeout; and
                    (D) for the 30 oldest Federal grant awards of an 
                agency, explains why each Federal grant award has not 
                been closed out.
            (2) Use of data systems.--An agency may use existing 
        multiagency data systems in order to submit the report required 
        under paragraph (1).
            (3) 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 was not available, 
        including any shortcomings with and plans to improve existing 
        grant systems, including data systems.

    (b) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>>  Notice From Agencies.--
            (1) In general.--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 such agency shall provide notice to 
        the Secretary specifying whether the head of the agency has 
        closed out grant awards associated with all of

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        the Federal grant awards in the report and which Federal grant 
        awards in the report have not been closed out.
            (2) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  Notice to congress.--Not later than 
        90 days after the date on which all of the notices required 
        pursuant to paragraph (1) have been provided or March 31 of the 
        calendar year following the calendar year described in 
        subsection (a)(1), whichever is sooner, the Secretary shall 
        compile the notices submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) and 
        submit to Congress a report on such notices.

    (c) <<NOTE: Deadline. Risk assessment. Determination.>>  Inspector 
General Review.--Not later than 1 year after the date on which the head 
of an agency provides notice to Congress under subsection (b)(2), the 
Inspector General of an agency with more than $500,000,000 in annual 
grant funding shall conduct a risk assessment to determine if an audit 
or review of the agency's grant closeout process is warranted.

    (d) <<NOTE: Consultation. Recommenda- tions.>>  Report on 
Accountability and Oversight.--Not later than 6 months after the date on 
which the second report is submitted pursuant to subsection (b)(2), the 
Director of Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the 
Secretary, shall submit to Congress a report on recommendations, if any, 
for legislation to improve accountability and oversight in grants 
management, including the timely closeout of a Federal grant award.

    (e) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Agency.--The term ``agency'' has the meaning given that 
        term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.
            (2) Closeout.--The term ``closeout'' means a closeout of a 
        Federal grant award conducted in accordance with part 200 of 
        title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, including sections 200.16 
        and 200.343 of such title, or any successor thereto.
            (3) Federal grant award.--The term ``Federal grant award'' 
        means a Federal grant award (as defined in section 200.38(a)(1) 
        of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor 
        thereto), including a cooperative agreement, in an agency cash 
        payment management system held by the United States Government 
        for which--
                    (A) the grant award period of performance, including 
                any extensions, has been expired for more than 2 years; 
                    (B) closeout has not yet occurred in accordance with 
                section 200.343 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, 
                or any successor thereto.

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            (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Health and Human Services.

    Approved January 28, 2016.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-264 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform) 
accompanying H.R. 3089.
SENATE REPORTS: No. 114-169 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
                                                        Vol. 161 (2015):
                                    Dec. 18, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 162 (2016):
                                    Jan. 11, considered and passed 


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