Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
IMLS amends 45 CFR 1180.46, Evaluation by the grantee, to ensure that IMLS requirements conform to the government-wide grants reporting requirements as reflected in OMB Circular A-110.
This final rule implements the OMB Circular and does not make any significant changes in current policies and procedures. IMLS issues this rule as a direct final rule. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A) agencies are not required to undergo notice and comment procedure for “interpretative rules, general statements of policy, or rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice.” Because this rule brings IMLS' regulation into line with OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements under Circular A-110, it falls under the exception cited above.
Libraries, Museums, Administrative practice and procedure, Grant programs, Grant administration, Nonprofit organizations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Accordingly, 45 CFR part 1180 is amended as follows:
20 U.S.C. 9101-9176; 2 CFR 215.
(a) A grantee shall evaluate at least annually:
(1) The grantee's progress in achieving the objectives set forth in its approved application; and
(2) The contribution of the grant toward meeting the purposes of the Act.
(b) More frequent evaluations may be required by the Institute at the discretion of the Director or the Director's designee.