Grant Accountability and Transparency Act
The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA), 30 ILCS 708/1 et seq., is landmark legislation that will increase accountability and transparency in the use of grant funds while reducing the administrative burden on both State agencies and grantees through adoption of the federal grant guidance and regulations codified at 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Requirements). Pursuant to the Act, the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit (GATU) has been established in the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. GATU is charged with implementation of the Act in coordination with State grant-making agencies and grantees. The following links provide a direct connection to:
Illinois Compiled Statutes that established GATA
Illinois Administrative Rules for GATA
Uniform Requirements in 2 CFR 200 in 2 CFR 200
Please see our annual reports for more information:
2022 GATA Annual Report Transmittal Letter
2022 GATA Annual Report
Audit Report Review Management System (ARRMS)
Please see the links below to resources related to the centralized system for the audit report review of grantee and subrecipient audit reports.
Audit Report Review Manual – August 2018
GATA Audit Training – Module 8 – Centralized Audit Report Review
GATA Audit Training – Module 8 – Centralized Audit Report Review (Presentation)
GATA Audit Training - Grantee Training for Centralized Audit Report Review
Catalog of State Financial Assistance
The CSFA is required to provide a single, authoritative, statewide, comprehensive source of financial assistance program information. State agencies have populated the CSFA with federal, federal pass-through and state awards received. The CSFA also records grantee awards under each CSFA number.
The public can search the CSFA for agencies with active grant programs, currently funded grants, current funding opportunities, and registered grantees. You can access the public-facing CSFA with this CSFA link or by using the CSFA tab in the menu above.
Centralized Indirect Cost Rate System (ICRS)
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget has centralized the indirect cost rate election process. The Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit received permission from the Federal Government to centralize the negotiation of the indirect cost rate to allow a grantee/subrecipient to negotiate one rate with the State of Illinois.
The Centralized Indirect Cost Rate System webpage can be found under the Grantee Links tab. The highlighted link will direct you to the webpage.
Grantees access GATA systems after registration through the Grantee Portal.
The State of Illinois is developing a new statewide lifecycle grant management system building on the GATA frameworks currently in place. This new system will provide a common internet-accessible platform for all grant activity. Access will be through the Grantee Portal.
Additional Grantee support including frequently asked questions and answers is posted in the Grantee Links section.
Grantees may contact the GATA unit (GATU) OMB.GATA@illinois.gov or their state granting agency with questions regarding registration.
Grant Management System
The Grant Management System is a comprehensive system for grant management used by both State Agencies and Grantees. Once fully implemented, entities will apply for grants through the GMS. State agencies will administer grants and grant awards through GMS as well.