Current Rulemaking Project
At its November 18, 2020, meeting, the Oversight Committee approved the release of proposed changes to existing agency rules.
The proposed amendments affect Texas Administrative Code §§ 703.3(b)(4) and 703.26(e)(12), relating to Request for Applications (RFA) and unallowable grantee expenses, and were published in the December 4, 2020, edition of the Texas Register. The proposed amendment to § 703.3(b)(4) requires an RFA to specify any minimum levels of effort for Principal Investigators, co-Principal Investigators, and other key personnel stated. The proposed rule change to § 703.26(e)(12) clarifies that professional association membership fees or dues for an individual employed by a grant recipient are not allowable for reimbursement. However, membership fees or dues paid by the grant recipient for the entity’s membership in business, technical, and professional organizations may be an allowable expense.
Written comments may be submitted through January 4, 2021, to CPRIT’s General Counsel, Kristen Doyle, by fax (512/475-2563); by email (firstname.lastname@example.org); or by mail to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, P.O. Box 12097, ATTN: Rulemaking Project, Austin, Texas, 78711.
The Oversight Committee expects to consider a final order that reflects the comments received on the proposed rule and any recommended changes at their meeting on February 17, 2021.