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Today in the Federal Register, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published an interim final rule implementing new procurement standards for all federal agencies. The notice provides the following summary:
Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse for the approximately $600 billion per year awarded in federal financial assistance. The result will be more federal dollars reprogrammed to support the mission, new entities able to compete and win awards, and ultimately a stronger framework to provide key services to American citizens and support the basic research that underpins the United States economy.
The parts of the rule that apply specifically to Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) programs are located on page 212:
For the reasons described in the common preamble, and under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 3535(d), HUD amends the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 2, Subtitle B, chapter XXIV, and Title 24 CFR parts 84 and 85, as follows:
1. Add new part 2400 in Subtitle B, Chapter XXIV, to read as follows:
§ 2400.101 Applicable regulations.
Unless excepted under 24 CFR chapters I through IX, the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, set forth in 2 CFR part 200, shall apply to Federal Awards made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to non-Federal entities.
If you wish to submit comments on the interim final rule, you will find information following the “Addresses” heading in today’s notice. Comments are due by February 17. The rule will become effective on December 26, 2014.
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