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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 11CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 703GRANTS FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH
RULE §703.24Financial Status Reports

(a) The Grant Recipient shall report expenditures to be reimbursed with Grant Award funds on the quarterly Financial Status Report form. The Grant Recipient must report all expenses for which it seeks reimbursement that the Grant Recipient paid during the fiscal quarter indicated on the quarterly Financial Status Report form.

  (1) Expenditures shall be reported by budget category consistent with the Grant Recipient's Approved Budget.

  (2) If the Grant Recipient seeks reimbursement for an expense it paid prior to the period covered by the current quarterly Financial Status Report but did not previously report to the Institute, the Grant Recipient must provide a written explanation for failing to claim the prior payment in the appropriate period.

    (A) The Grant Recipient must submit the written explanation with any supporting documentation at the time that the Grant Recipient files its current Financial Status Report.

    (B) The Institute shall consider the explanation and may approve reimbursement for the otherwise eligible expense. The Institute's decision whether to reimburse the expense is final.

  (3) All expenditures must be supported with appropriate documentation showing that the costs were incurred and paid. A Grant Recipient that is a public or private institution of higher education as defined by §61.003, Texas Education Code is not required to submit supporting documentation for an individual expense totaling less than $750 in the "supplies" or "other" budget categories.

  (4) The Financial Status Report and supporting documentation must be submitted via the Grant Management System, unless the Grant Recipient is specifically directed in writing by the Institute to submit or provide it in another manner.

  (5) The Institute may request in writing that a Grant Recipient provide more information or correct a deficiency in the supporting documentation for a Financial Status Report. If a Grant Recipient does not submit the requested information within 21 days after the request is submitted, the Financial Status Report will be disapproved by the Institute.

    (A) Nothing herein restricts the Institute from disapproving the FSR without asking for additional information or prior to the submission of additional information.

    (B) Nothing herein extends the FSR due date.

  (6) The requirement to report and timely submit quarterly Financial Status Reports applies to all Grant Recipients, regardless of whether Grant Award funds are disbursed by reimbursement or in advance of incurring costs.

(b) Quarterly Financial Status Reports shall be submitted to the Institute within ninety (90) days of the end of the state fiscal quarter (based upon a September 1 - August 31 fiscal year). The Institute shall review expenditures and supporting documents to determine whether expenses charged to the Grant Award are:

  (1) Allowable, allocable, reasonable, necessary, and consistently applied regardless of the source of funds; and

  (2) Adequately supported with documentation such as cost reports, receipts, third party invoices for expenses, or payroll information.

(c) A Grant Award with a Grant Contract effective date within the last quarter of a state fiscal year (June 1 - August 31) will have an initial financial reporting period beginning September 1 of the following state fiscal year.

  (1) A Grant Recipient that incurs Authorized Expenses after the Grant Contract effective date but before the beginning of the next state fiscal year may request reimbursement for those Authorized Expenses.

  (2) The Authorized Expenses described in paragraph (1) of this subsection must be reported in the Financial Status Report reflecting Authorized Expenses for the initial financial reporting period beginning September 1.

(d) Except as provided herein, the Grant Recipient waives the right to reimbursement of project costs incurred during the reporting period if the Financial Status Report for that quarter is not submitted to the Institute within thirty (30) days of the Financial Status Report due date. Waiver of reimbursement of project costs incurred during the reporting period also applies to Grant Recipients that have received advancement of Grant Award funds.

  (1) For purposes of this rule, the "Financial Status Report due date" is ninety (90) days following the end of the state fiscal quarter.

  (2) The Chief Executive Officer may approve a Grant Recipient's request to defer submission of the reimbursement request for the current fiscal quarter until the next fiscal quarter if, on or before the original Financial Status Report due date, the Grant Recipient submits a written explanation for the Grant Recipient's inability to complete a timely submission of the Financial Status Report.

  (3) A Grant Recipient may appeal the waiver of its right to reimbursement of project costs.

    (A) The appeal shall be in writing, provide good cause for failing to submit the Financial Status Report within thirty (30) days of the Financial Status Report due date, and be submitted via the Grant Management System.

    (B) The Chief Executive Officer may approve the appeal for good cause. The decision by the Chief Executive Officer to approve or deny the grant recipient's appeal shall be in writing and available to the Grant Recipient via the Grant Management System.

    (C) The Chief Executive Officer's decision to approve or deny the Grant Recipient's appeal is final, unless the Grant Recipient timely seeks reconsideration of the Chief Executive Officer's decision by the Oversight Committee.

    (D) The Grant Recipient may request that the Oversight Committee reconsider the Chief Executive Officer's decision regarding the Grant Recipient's appeal. The request for reconsideration shall be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within 10 days of the date that the Chief Executive Officer notifies the Grant Recipient of the decision regarding the appeal as noted in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph.

    (E) The Chief Executive Officer shall notify the Oversight Committee in writing of the decision to approve or deny the Grant Recipient's appeal. The notice should provide justification for the Chief Executive Officer's decision. In the event that the Grant Recipient timely seeks reconsideration of the Chief Executive Officer's decision, the Chief Executive Officer shall provide the Grant Recipient's written request to the Oversight Committee at the same time.

    (F) The Grant Recipient's request for reconsideration is deemed denied unless three or more Oversight Committee members request that the Chief Executive Officer add the Grant Recipient's request for reconsideration to the agenda for action at the next regular Oversight Committee meeting. The decision made by the Oversight Committee is final.

    (G) If the Grant Recipient's appeal is approved by the Chief Executive Officer or the Oversight Committee, the Grant Recipient shall report the project costs and provide supporting documentation for the costs incurred during the reporting period covered by the appeal on the next available financial status report to be filed by the Grant Recipient.

    (H) Approval of the waiver appeal does not connote approval of the expenditures; the expenditures and supporting documentation shall be reviewed according to subsection (b) of this section.

    (I) This subsection applies to any waivers of the Grant Recipient's reimbursement decided by the Institute on or after September 1, 2015.

  (4) Notwithstanding subsection (c) of this section, in the event that the Grant Recipient and Institute execute the Grant Contract after the effective date of the Grant Contract, the Chief Program Officer may approve additional time for the Grant Recipient to prepare and submit the outstanding Financial Status Report(s). The approval shall be in writing and maintained in the Grants Management System. The Chief Program Officer's approval may cover more than one Financial Status Report and more than one fiscal quarter.

  (5) In order to receive disbursement of grant funds, the most recently due Financial Status Report must be approved by the Institute.

(e) If a deadline set by this rule falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday as designated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the required filing may be submitted on the next business day. The Institute will not consider a required filing delinquent if the Grant Recipient complies with this subsection.


Source Note: The provisions of this §703.24 adopted to be effective December 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 9527; amended to be effective June 8, 2017, 42 TexReg 2937; amended to be effective September 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 4467; amended to be effective December 18, 2018, 43 TexReg 8123; amended to be effective December 18, 2018, 43 TexReg 8123; amended to be effective December 11, 2019, 44 TexReg 7549

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