US (United States) Code. Title 31. Subtitle V: General Assistance Administration. Chapter 61: Program information

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31 USC CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

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CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Sec.

6101. Definitions.

6102. Program information requirements.

6102a. Assistance awards information system.

6103. Access to computer information system.

6104. Catalog of Federal domestic assistance programs.

6105. Oversight responsibility of Director.

6106. Authorization of appropriations.

AMENDMENTS

1983 - Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 6, Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1115,

added items 6105 and 6106, and struck out item 6105 "Authorization

of appropriations".

Pub. L. 97-452, Sec. 1(23)(B), Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2478,

added item 6102a.

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31 USC Sec. 6101 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Sec. 6101. Definitions

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In this chapter -

(1) "administering office" means the lowest unit of an agency

responsible for managing a domestic assistance program.

(2) "agency" has the same meaning given that term in section

551(1) of title 5.

(3) "assistance" -

(A) means the transfer of anything of value for a public

purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the

United States, including -

(i) financial assistance;

(ii) United States Government facilities, services, and

property; and

(iii) expert and technical information; and

(B) does not include conventional public information services

or procurement of property or services for the direct benefit

or use of the Government.

(4) "domestic assistance program" -

(A) means assistance from an agency for -

(i) a State;

(ii) the District of Columbia;

(iii) a territory or possession of the United States;

(iv) a county;

(v) a city;

(vi) a political subdivision or instrumentality of a

governmental authority listed in subclauses (i)-(v) of this

clause (A);

(vii) a domestic corporation;

(viii) a domestic institution; and

(ix) an individual of the United States; and

(B) does not include assistance from an agency for an agency.

(5) "Director" means the Director of the Office of Management

and Budget.

(6) "Administrator" means the Administrator of General

Services.

(7) "formula" means any prescribed method employing objective

data or statistical estimates for making individual

determinations among recipients of Federal funds, either in terms

of eligibility or actual funding allocations, that can be written

in the form of either -

(A) a closed mathematical statement; or

(B) an iterative procedure or algorithm which can be written

as a computer program;

and from which the results can be objectively replicated, within

reasonable limits due to rounding error, through independent

application of such statement, procedures, or algorithm, by

different qualified individuals.

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(Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1000; Pub. L. 98-169,

Secs. 1(1), 3(a), Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1113; Pub. L. 99-547,

Sec. 2(b)(2), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3060; Pub. L. 103-272, Sec.

4(f)(1)(S), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1362; Pub. L. 104-287, Sec.

6(a)(1), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3398.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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Revised Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)

Section

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6101(1) 31:1701(4). Dec. 28, 1977, Pub. L. 95-220,

Sec. 2, 91 Stat. 1615.

6101(2) 31:1701(2).

6101(3) 31:1701(1).

6101(4) 31:1701(3).

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In the section, the word "Federal" is omitted as unnecessary.

In clause (1), the word "unit" is substituted for "subdivision"

for consistency in the revised title. The words "direct

operational" are omitted as unnecessary.

In clause (3)(A), the words "money, property, services, or" are

omitted as being included in "anything of value". The word "for" is

substituted for "the principal purpose of which is to accomplish"

to eliminate unnecessary words. In subclause (i), the words

"grants, loans, loan guarantees, scholarships, mortgage loans,

insurance or other types of" are omitted as being included in

"financial assistance". In subclause (ii), the word "goods" is

omitted as being included in "property". The words "and service

activities of regulatory agencies" are omitted as being included in

"services". In subclause (iii), the words "expert and technical

information" are substituted for "technical assistance, and

counseling, statistical and other expert information" to eliminate

unnecessary words.

In clause (3)(B), the words "or procurement of property or

services for the direct benefit or use of the Government" are added

for consistency in subtitle V of the revised title.

In clause (4)(A), the words "or benefits" are omitted as being

included in "assistance". Subclause (ii) is included for

consistency in the revised title because the District of Columbia

is stated when a provision is meant to apply to the District. In

subclause (vi), the word "grouping" is omitted as being included in

"political subdivision or instrumentality". In subclauses

(vii)-(ix), the words "profit or nonprofit" are omitted as surplus.

In subclause (ix), the words "individual of the United States" are

substituted for "domestic . . . individual" for clarity.

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Par. (4)(B). Pub. L. 104-287 made technical amendment to

directory language of Pub. L. 103-272. See 1994 Amendment note

below.

1994 - Par. (4)(B). Pub. L. 103-272, as amended by Pub. L.

104-287, substituted "agency." for "agency" at end.

1986 - Par. (4)(B). Pub. L. 99-547 substituted "assistance from

an agency for an agency" for "a department, agency, or

instrumentality of the Government."

1983 - Pars. (5), (6). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 1(1), added pars. (5)

and (6).

Par. (7). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 3(a), added par. (7).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1996 AMENDMENT

Section 6(a) of Pub. L. 104-287 provided that the amendment made

by that section is effective July 5, 1994.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT

Pub. L. 106-107, Nov. 20, 1999, 113 Stat. 1486, provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

"This Act may be cited as the 'Federal Financial Assistance

Management Improvement Act of 1999'.

"SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

"Congress finds that -

"(1) there are over 600 different Federal financial assistance

programs to implement domestic policy;

"(2) while the assistance described in paragraph (1) has been

directed at critical problems, some Federal administrative

requirements may be duplicative, burdensome or conflicting, thus

impeding cost-effective delivery of services at the local level;

"(3) the Nation's State, local, and tribal governments and

private, nonprofit organizations are dealing with increasingly

complex problems which require the delivery and coordination of

many kinds of services; and

"(4) streamlining and simplification of Federal financial

assistance administrative procedures and reporting requirements

will improve the delivery of services to the public.

"SEC. 3. PURPOSES.

"The purposes of this Act are to -

"(1) improve the effectiveness and performance of Federal

financial assistance programs;

"(2) simplify Federal financial assistance application and

reporting requirements;

"(3) improve the delivery of services to the public; and

"(4) facilitate greater coordination among those responsible

for delivering such services.

"SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.

"In this Act:

"(1) Director. - The term 'Director' means the Director of the

Office of Management and Budget.

"(2) Federal agency. - The term 'Federal agency' means any

agency as defined under section 551(1) of title 5, United States

Code.

"(3) Federal financial assistance. - The term 'Federal

financial assistance' has the same meaning as defined in section

7501(a)(5) of title 31, United States Code, under which Federal

financial assistance is provided, directly or indirectly, to a

non-Federal entity.

"(4) Local government. - The term 'local government' means a

political subdivision of a State that is a unit of general local

government (as defined under section 7501(a)(11) of title 31,

United States Code).

"(5) Non-federal entity. - The term 'non-Federal entity' means

a State, local government, or nonprofit organization.

"(6) Nonprofit organization. - The term 'nonprofit

organization' means any corporation, trust, association,

cooperative, or other organization that -

"(A) is operated primarily for scientific, educational,

service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public

interest;

"(B) is not organized primarily for profit; and

"(C) uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the

operations of the organization.

"(7) State. - The term 'State' means any State of the United

States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto

Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth

of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the

Pacific Islands, and any instrumentality thereof, any

multi-State, regional, or interstate entity which has

governmental functions, and any Indian Tribal Government.

"(8) Tribal government. - The term 'tribal government' means an

Indian tribe, as that term is defined in section 7501(a)(9) of

title 31, United States Code.

"(9) Uniform administrative rule. - The term 'uniform

administrative rule' means a Governmentwide uniform rule for any

generally applicable requirement established to achieve national

policy objectives that applies to multiple Federal financial

assistance programs across Federal agencies.

"SEC. 5. DUTIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

"(a) In General. - Except as provided under subsection (b), not

later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act

[Nov. 20, 1999], each Federal agency shall develop and implement a

plan that -

"(1) streamlines and simplifies the application,

administrative, and reporting procedures for Federal financial

assistance programs administered by the agency;

"(2) demonstrates active participation in the interagency

process under section 6(a)(2);

"(3) demonstrates appropriate agency use, or plans for use, of

the common application and reporting system developed under

section 6(a)(1);

"(4) designates a lead agency official for carrying out the

responsibilities of the agency under this Act;

"(5) allows applicants to electronically apply for, and report

on the use of, funds from the Federal financial assistance

program administered by the agency;

"(6) ensures recipients of Federal financial assistance provide

timely, complete, and high quality information in response to

Federal reporting requirements; and

"(7) in cooperation with recipients of Federal financial

assistance, establishes specific annual goals and objectives to

further the purposes of this Act and measure annual performance

in achieving those goals and objectives, which may be done as

part of the agency's annual planning responsibilities under the

Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Public Law

103-62; 107 Stat. 285) [see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note

set out under section 1101 of this title].

"(b) Extension. - If a Federal agency is unable to comply with

subsection (a), the Director may extend for up to 12 months the

period for the agency to develop and implement a plan in accordance

with subsection (a).

"(c) Comment and Consultation on Agency Plans. -

"(1) Comment. - Each agency shall publish the plan developed

under subsection (a) in the Federal Register and shall receive

public comment of the plan through the Federal Register and other

means (including electronic means). To the maximum extent

practicable, each Federal agency shall hold public forums on the

plan.

"(2) Consultation. - The lead official designated under

subsection (a)(4) shall consult with representatives of

non-Federal entities during development and implementation of the

plan. Consultation with representatives of State, local, and

tribal governments shall be in accordance with section 204 of the

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1534).

"(d) Submission of Plan. - Each Federal agency shall submit the

plan developed under subsection (a) to the Director and Congress

and report annually thereafter on the implementation of the plan

and performance of the agency in meeting the goals and objectives

specified under subsection (a)(7). Such report may be included as

part of any of the general management reports required under law.

"SEC. 6. DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR.

"(a) In General. - The Director, in consultation with agency

heads and representatives of non-Federal entities, shall direct,

coordinate, and assist Federal agencies in establishing -

"(1) a common application and reporting system, including -

"(A) a common application or set of common applications,

wherein a non-Federal entity can apply for Federal financial

assistance from multiple Federal financial assistance programs

that serve similar purposes and are administered by different

Federal agencies;

"(B) a common system, including electronic processes, wherein

a non-Federal entity can apply for, manage, and report on the

use of funding from multiple Federal financial assistance

programs that serve similar purposes and are administered by

different Federal agencies; and

"(C) uniform administrative rules for Federal financial

assistance programs across different Federal agencies; and

"(2) an interagency process for addressing -

"(A) ways to streamline and simplify Federal financial

assistance administrative procedures and reporting requirements

for non-Federal entities;

"(B) improved interagency and intergovernmental coordination

of information collection and sharing of data pertaining to

Federal financial assistance programs, including appropriate

information sharing consistent with section 552a of title 5,

United States Code; and

"(C) improvements in the timeliness, completeness, and

quality of information received by Federal agencies from

recipients of Federal financial assistance.

"(b) Lead Agency and Working Groups. - The Director may designate

a lead agency to assist the Director in carrying out the

responsibilities under this section. The Director may use

interagency working groups to assist in carrying out such

responsibilities.

"(c) Review of Plans and Reports. - Upon the request of the

Director, agencies shall submit to the Director, for the Director's

review, information and other reporting regarding agency

implementation of this Act.

"(d) Exemptions. - The Director may exempt any Federal agency or

Federal financial assistance program from the requirements of this

Act if the Director determines that the Federal agency does not

have a significant number of Federal financial assistance programs.

The Director shall maintain a list of exempted agencies which shall

be available to the public through the Office of Management and

Budget's Internet site.

"(e) Report on Recommended Changes in Law. - Not later than 18

months after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 20, 1999],

the Director shall submit to Congress a report containing

recommendations for changes in law to improve the effectiveness,

performance, and coordination of Federal financial assistance

programs.

"(f) Deadline. - All actions required under this section shall be

carried out not later than 18 months after the date of the

enactment of this Act [Nov. 20, 1999].

"SEC. 7. EVALUATION.

"(a) In General. - The General Accounting Office shall evaluate

the effectiveness of this Act. Not later than 6 years after the

date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 20, 1999], the evaluation

shall be submitted to the lead agency, the Director, and Congress.

The evaluation shall be performed with input from State, local, and

tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations.

"(b) Contents. - The evaluation under subsection (a) shall -

"(1) assess the effectiveness of this Act in meeting the

purposes of this Act and make specific recommendations to further

the implementation of this Act;

"(2) evaluate actual performance of each agency in achieving

the goals and objectives stated in agency plans; and

"(3) assess the level of coordination among the Director,

Federal agencies, State, local, and tribal governments, and

nonprofit organizations in implementing this Act.

"SEC. 8. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION.

"Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the Director

or any Federal agency from gathering, or to exempt any recipient of

Federal financial assistance from providing, information that is

required for review of the financial integrity or quality of

services of an activity assisted by a Federal financial assistance

program.

"SEC. 9. JUDICIAL REVIEW.

"There shall be no judicial review of compliance or noncompliance

with any of the provisions of this Act. No provision of this Act

shall be construed to create any right or benefit, substantive or

procedural, enforceable by any administrative or judicial action.

"SEC. 10. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS.

"Nothing in this Act shall be construed as a means to deviate

from the statutory requirements relating to applicable Federal

financial assistance programs.

"SEC. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE AND SUNSET.

"This Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this

Act [Nov. 20, 1999] and shall cease to be effective 8 years after

such date of enactment."

UNIFORM SUSPENSION, DEBARMENT OR EXCLUSION FROM PROCUREMENT OR

NONPROCUREMENT ACTIVITY

Pub. L. 103-355, title II, Sec. 2455, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat.

3327, provided that:

"(a) Requirement for Regulations. - Regulations shall be issued

providing that provisions for the debarment, suspension, or other

exclusion of a participant in a procurement activity under the

Federal Acquisition Regulation, or in a nonprocurement activity

under regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order No. 12549 [set

out below], shall have government-wide effect. No agency shall

allow a party to participate in any procurement or nonprocurement

activity if any agency has debarred, suspended, or otherwise

excluded (to the extent specified in the exclusion agreement) that

party from participation in a procurement or nonprocurement

activity.

"(b) Authority To Grant Exception. - The regulations issued

pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that an agency may grant

an exception permitting a debarred, suspended, or otherwise

excluded party to participate in procurement activities of that

agency to the extent exceptions are authorized under the Federal

Acquisition Regulation, or to participate in nonprocurement

activities of that agency to the extent exceptions are authorized

under regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order No. 12549.

"(c) Definitions. - In this section:

"(1) The term 'procurement activities' means all acquisition

programs and activities of the Federal Government, as defined in

the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

"(2) The term 'nonprocurement activities' means all programs

and activities involving Federal financial and nonfinancial

assistance and benefits, as covered by Executive Order No. 12549

and the Office of Management and Budget guidelines implementing

that order.

"(3) The term 'agency' means an Executive agency as defined in

section 103 of title 5, United States Code."

TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL, PROPERTY, RECORDS, AND APPROPRIATIONS

Section 7 of Pub. L. 98-169 provided that: "The Director of the

Office of Management and Budget shall transfer to the Administrator

of General Services such personnel, property, records, and

unexpended balances of appropriations available in connection with

any authorities and responsibilities so transferred, as the

Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines are

necessary to carry out the responsibilities transferred pursuant to

this Act [enacting sections 6105 and 6106 of this title, amending

sections 6101 to 6104 of this title and repealing section 6105 of

this title]."

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EX. ORD. NO. 12549. DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION OF PARTICIPANTS IN

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Ex. Ord. No. 12549, Feb. 18, 1986, 51 F.R. 6370, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution

and laws of the United States of America, and in order to curb

fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal programs, increase agency

accountability, and ensure consistency among agency regulations

concerning debarment and suspension of participants in Federal

programs, it is hereby ordered that:

Section 1. (a) To the extent permitted by law and subject to the

limitations in Section 1(c), Executive departments and agencies

shall participate in a system for debarment and suspension from

programs and activities involving Federal financial and

nonfinancial assistance and benefits. Debarment or suspension of a

participant in a program by one agency shall have government-wide

effect.

(b) Activities covered by this Order include but are not limited

to: grants, cooperative agreements, contracts of assistance, loans,

and loan guarantees.

(c) This Order does not cover procurement programs and

activities, direct Federal statutory entitlements or mandatory

awards, direct awards to foreign governments or public

international organizations, benefits to an individual as a

personal entitlement, or Federal employment.

Sec. 2. To the extent permitted by law, Executive departments and

agencies shall:

(a) Follow government-wide criteria and government-wide minimum

due process procedures when they act to debar or suspend

participants in affected programs.

(b) Send to the agency designated pursuant to Section 5

identifying information concerning debarred and suspended

participants in affected programs, participants who have agreed to

exclusion from participation, and participants declared ineligible

under applicable law, including Executive Orders. This information

shall be included in the list to be maintained pursuant to Section

5.

(c) Not allow a party to participate in any affected program if

any Executive department or agency has debarred, suspended, or

otherwise excluded (to the extent specified in the exclusion

agreement) that party from participation in an affected program. An

agency may grant an exception permitting a debarred, suspended, or

excluded party to participate in a particular transaction upon a

written determination by the agency head or authorized designee

stating the reason(s) for deviating from this Presidential policy.

However, I intend that exceptions to this policy should be granted

only infrequently.

Sec. 3. Executive departments and agencies shall issue

regulations governing their implementation of this Order that shall

be consistent with the guidelines issued under Section 6. Proposed

regulations shall be submitted to the Office of Management and

Budget for review within four months of the date of the guidelines

issued under Section 6. The Director of the Office of Management

and Budget may return for reconsideration proposed regulations that

the Director believes are inconsistent with the guidelines. Final

regulations shall be published within twelve months of the date of

the guidelines.

Sec. 4. There is hereby constituted the Interagency Committee on

Debarment and Suspension, which shall monitor implementation of

this Order. The Committee shall consist of representatives of

agencies designated by the Director of the Office of Management and

Budget.

Sec. 5. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall

designate a Federal agency to perform the following functions:

maintain a current list of all individuals and organizations

excluded from program participation under this Order, periodically

distribute the list to Federal agencies, and study the feasibility

of automating the list; coordinate with the lead agency responsible

for government-wide debarment and suspension of contractors; chair

the Interagency Committee established by Section 4; and report

periodically to the Director on implementation of this Order, with

the first report due within two years of the date of the Order.

Sec. 6. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is

authorized to issue guidelines to Executive departments and

agencies that govern which programs and activities are covered by

this Order, prescribe government-wide criteria and government-wide

minimum due process procedures, and set forth other related details

for the effective administration of the guidelines.

Sec. 7. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall

report to the President within three years of the date of this

Order on Federal agency compliance with the Order, including the

number of exceptions made under Section 2(c), and shall make such

recommendations as are appropriate further to curb fraud, waste,

and abuse.

Ronald Reagan.

EX. ORD. NO. 12689. DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION

Ex. Ord. No. 12689, Aug. 16, 1989, 54 F.R. 34131, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution

and laws of the United States of America, and in order to protect

the interest of the Federal Government, to deal only with

responsible persons, and to insure proper management and integrity

in Federal activities, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this order:

(a) "Procurement activities" refers to all acquisition programs

and activities of the Federal Government, as defined in the Federal

Acquisition Regulation.

(b) "Nonprocurement activities" refers to all programs and

activities involving Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance

and benefits, as covered by Executive Order No. 12549 [set out

above] and the Office of Management and Budget guidelines

implementing that order.

(c) "Agency" refers to executive departments and agencies.

Sec. 2. Governmentwide Effect.

(a) To the extent permitted by law and upon resolution of

differences and promulgation of final regulations pursuant to

section 3 of this order, the debarment, suspension, or other

exclusion of a participant in a procurement activity under the

Federal Acquisition Regulation, or in a nonprocurement activity

under regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order No. 12549,

shall have governmentwide effect. No agency shall allow a party to

participate in any procurement or nonprocurement activity if any

agency has debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded (to the

extent specified in the exclusion agreement) that party from

participation in a procurement or nonprocurement activity.

(b) An agency may grant an exception permitting a debarred,

suspended, or otherwise excluded party to participate in

procurement activities of that agency to the extent exceptions are

authorized under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, or to

participate in nonprocurement activities of that agency to the

extent exceptions are authorized under regulations issued pursuant

to Executive Order No. 12549.

Sec. 3. Implementation.

(a) The Office of Management and Budget may assist Federal

agencies in resolving differences between the provisions contained

in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and in regulations issued

pursuant to Executive Order No. 12549. The Office of Management and

Budget may determine the date of resolution of differences and then

shall notify affected agencies of that date.

(b) To implement this order, proposed regulations amending the

Federal Acquisition Regulation and the agency regulations issued

pursuant to Executive Order No. 12549 shall be published

simultaneously within 6 months of the resolution of differences.

(c) Final regulations shall be published simultaneously within 12

months of the publication of the proposed regulations, to be

effective 30 days thereafter.

George Bush.

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Sec. 6102. Program information requirements

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(a) The Director shall collect and review information on domestic

assistance programs and shall provide such information to the

Administrator. The information on each domestic assistance program

shall include the following:

(1) identification of the program by -

(A) title;

(B) authorizing law;

(C) administering office; and

(D) an identifying number assigned by the Director.

(2) a description of the -

(A) program;

(B) objectives of the program;

(C) types of activities financed under the program;

(D) eligibility requirements;

(E) types of assistance;

(F) uses, and restrictions on the use, of assistance; and

(G) duties of recipients under the program.

(3) a specification of each formula governing eligibility for

assistance or the distribution of assistance under the program,

which shall be described through the use of -

(A) the language used to specify each such formula in the law

authorizing the program;

(B) the language used to specify each such formula in any

Federal rule promulgated pursuant to the law authorizing the

program; or

(C) a mathematical statement which is derived from the

language referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this

paragraph;

(4) a description of all data and statistical estimates used to

carry out each formula specified pursuant to paragraph (3), and

an identification of the sources of such data and estimates;

(5) financial information, including the -

(A) amounts appropriated for the current fiscal year or, if

unavailable, the amounts requested by the President and the

amounts obligated; and

(B) average amounts of awards made in past years.

(6) identification of information contacts, including the

administering office and regional and local offices with their

addresses and telephone numbers.

(7) a general description of -

(A) the application requirements and procedures; and

(B) to the extent practical, an estimate of the time required

to process the application.

(b) On request of the Director, an agency shall give to the

Director current information on all domestic assistance programs

administered by the agency. The Director shall be responsible for

ensuring that the Administrator incorporates all relevant

information received on a regular basis.

(c) The Administrator -

(1) shall ensure that information and catalogs under this

chapter are made available to the public at reasonable prices;

(2) may develop information services to assist State and local

governments in identifying and obtaining sources of assistance;

(3) shall ensure that the information in the computerized

system is made current on a regular basis and that the printed

catalog and supplements thereto contain the most current data

available at the time of printing; and

(4) shall transmit annually the information compiled under

paragraphs (3) and (4) of subsection (a) to the Committee on

Government Operations of the House of Representatives and the

Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1001; Pub. L. 98-169,

Secs. 1(2), 2, 3(b), (c), Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1113, 1114.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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Revised Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)

Section

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6102(a). 31:1703(a) Dec. 28, 1977, Pub. L. 95-220,

Secs. 4, 5(d), (e), 91 Stat.

1615, 1616.

6102(b) 31:1703(b).

6102(c) 31:1704(d), (e).

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In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words in parentheses

are omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement. The words

"information on domestic assistance programs. The information on

each domestic assistance program shall include the following" are

substituted for "a Federal Assistance Information Data Base . . .

For each Federal domestic assistance program the data base shall"

for clarity and consistency. In clause (1)(A), the word "law" is

substituted for "statute" for consistency. In clause (2)(H), the

word "obligations" is omitted as surplus.

In subsection (c)(1), the word "catalogs" is added for clarity.

In subsection (c)(2), the words "further", "officials", and

"Federal" are omitted as unnecessary.

AMENDMENTS

1983 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 2(1), substituted

"collect and review information on domestic assistance programs and

shall provide such information to the Administrator" for "prepare

and maintain information on domestic assistance programs".

Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 1(2), substituted "Director" for "Director

of the Office of Management and Budget".

Subsec. (a)(2)(E) to (H). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 3(b)(1), struck

out subpar. (E) relating to formulas governing distribution of

amounts, and redesignated subpars. (F) to (H) as (E) to (G),

respectively.

Subsec. (a)(3) to (7). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 3(b)(2), (3), added

pars. (3) and (4) and redesignated former pars. (3) to (5) as (5)

to (7), respectively.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 2(2), substituted "The Director

shall be responsible for ensuring that the Administrator

incorporates all relevant information received on a regular basis"

for "The Director shall incorporate on a regular basis all relevant

information received".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 2(3), substituted

"Administrator" for "Director".

Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 2(4), added par. (3).

Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 3(c), added par. (4).

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on Government Operations of House of Representatives

treated as referring to Committee on Government Reform and

Oversight of House of Representatives by section 1(a) of Pub. L.

104-14, set out as a note preceding section 21 of Title 2, The

Congress. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of House of

Representatives changed to Committee on Government Reform of House

of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth

Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsec.

(c)(4) of this section relating to annually transmitting

information to certain committees of Congress, see section 3003 of

Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of

this title, and page 173 of House Document No. 103-7.

CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL FUNDS REPORT

Pub. L. 97-326, Oct. 15, 1982, 96 Stat. 1607, as amended by Pub.

L. 97-452, Sec. 4(b), Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2480, known as the

"Consolidated Federal Funds Report Act of 1982", which required the

Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare

Consolidated Federal Funds Reports for the fiscal years 1981

through 1985, was repealed by Pub. L. 99-547, Sec. 2(d), Oct. 27,

1986, 100 Stat. 3060, effective May 1, 1986.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 6103, 6104 of this title.

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31 USC Sec. 6102a 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 6102a. Assistance awards information system

-STATUTE-

(a) The Director shall -

(1) maintain the United States Government assistance awards

information system established as a result of the study conducted

under section 9 of the Federal Program Information Act; and

(2) update the system on a quarterly basis.

(b) To carry out subsection (a) of this section, the Director -

(1) may delegate the responsibility for carrying out subsection

(a) of this section to the head of another executive agency;

(2) shall review a report the head of an agency submits to the

Director on the method of carrying out subsection (a) of this

section; and

(3) may validate, by appropriate means, the method by which an

agency prepares the report.

(c) The Director shall transmit promptly after the end of each

calendar quarter, free of charge, the data in the system required

by subsection (a) to the Committee on Rules and Administration of

the Senate and to the Committee on House Oversight of the House of

Representatives.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 97-452, Sec. 1(23)(A), Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2477;

amended Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 1(2), Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1113;

Pub. L. 99-547, Sec. 2(b)(1), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3060; Pub.

L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 219(b)(2), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat.

1748.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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Revised Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)

Section

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6102a 31 App.:6102(note). Oct. 15, 1982, Pub. L. 97-326,

Sec. 8, 96 Stat. 1609.

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In subsection (a)(1), the words "operate and" are omitted as

surplus. The words "United States Government" are substituted for

"Federal" for consistency in the revised title and with other

titles of the United States Code. The words "information system"

are substituted for "data system" for consistency with 31:6102. The

words "by the Director" are omitted as surplus.

In subsection (b)(1), the words "the head of another executive

agency" are substituted for "any authority of the executive branch

of the Federal Government" for consistency in the revised title and

with other titles of the Code.

In subsection (b)(2), the words "the head of" are added for

consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the Code.

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 9 of the Federal Program Information Act, referred to in

subsec. (a)(1), is section 9 of Pub. L. 95-220, Dec. 28, 1977, 91

Stat. 1617, and was repealed by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 5(b), Sept.

13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1068.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104-186 substituted "House Oversight"

for "House Administration".

1986 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99-547 added subsec. (c).

1983 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-169 substituted "Director" for

"Director of the Office of Management and Budget".

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 6202, 6203 of this title.

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31 USC Sec. 6103 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 6103. Access to computer information system

-STATUTE-

(a) The Administrator shall maintain a computerized information

system providing access to -

(1) the information described in paragraphs (1), (2), (5), (6),

and (7) of section 6102(a) of this title; and

(2) such portions or summaries, as the Administrator considers

appropriate, of the information described in paragraphs (3) and

(4) of such section.

(b) To the greatest extent practicable, the Administrator shall

provide for the widespread availability of the information by

available computer terminals.

(c) When the Administrator decides the efficiency of the

information system under subsection (a) of this section requires

it, the Administrator may make contracts with private organizations

to obtain computer time-sharing services, including -

(1) computer telecommunications networks;

(2) computer software; and

(3) associated services.

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(Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1002; Pub. L. 98-169,

Secs. 1(2), 3(d), 4, Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1113, 1114.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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Section

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6103 31:1704(a)-(c). Dec. 28, 1977, Pub. L. 95-220,

Sec. 5(a)-(c), 91 Stat. 1616.

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In subsection (a), the words "establish and" are omitted as

surplus. The word "information" is substituted for "data base" for

consistency. The words "described in section 6102 of this title"

are added for clarity.

In subsection (b), the words "contained in the data base" are

omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (c), the words "notwithstanding another provision

of law to the contrary" and "but not limited to" are omitted as

unnecessary.

AMENDMENTS

1983 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 3(d), amended subsec.

(a) generally, substituting provisions requiring the Administrator

to maintain a computerized information system providing access to

the information described in section 6102(a)(1), (2), (5), (6), and

(7) of this title and such portions or summaries, as the

Administrator considers appropriate, of the information described

in section 6102(a)(3), (4) of this title for provisions requiring

the Director to maintain a computerized information system

providing access to the information described in section 6102 of

this title.

Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 1(2), substituted "Director" for "Director

of the Office of Management and Budget".

Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 4, substituted

"Administrator" for "Director" wherever appearing.

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31 USC Sec. 6104 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 6104. Catalog of Federal domestic assistance programs

-STATUTE-

(a) The Administrator shall prepare and publish each year a

catalog of domestic assistance programs.

(b) In a form selected by the Administrator, the catalog shall

contain -

(1)(A) all substantive information on domestic assistance

programs that, at the time the catalog is prepared, is in the

system under paragraphs (1), (2), (5), (6), and (7) of section

6102(a) of this title; and

(B) such portions or summaries, as the Administrator considers

appropriate, of the information on domestic assistance programs

that, at the time the catalog is prepared, is in the system under

paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 6102(a) of this title;

(2) information the Administrator decides may be helpful to a

potential applicant for or beneficiary of assistance; and

(3) a detailed index.

(c) When the Administrator decides it is necessary, the

Administrator shall prepare and publish -

(1) supplements to the catalog; and

(2) specialized compilations by function of information in the

catalog.

(d) The Administrator may distribute a catalog without cost to

each -

(1) member of Congress;

(2) department, agency, and instrumentality of the United

States Government;

(3) State;

(4) general purpose unit of a local government;

(5) Indian tribe recognized by the United States Government;

(6) depository library of Government publications; and

(7) depository designated by the Administrator.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1002; Pub. L. 98-169,

Sec. 1(2), 3(e), 4, Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1113, 1114.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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Revised Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)

Section

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6104(a) 31:1705(a). Dec. 28, 1977, Pub. L. 95-220,

Sec. 6, 91 Stat. 1616.

6104(b) 31:1705(d).

6104(c) 31:1705(b), (c).

6104(d) 31:1705(e).

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In subsection (a), the words in parentheses are omitted as

unnecessary.

In subsection (b)(1), the word "Federal" is omitted as

unnecessary. The words "system under section 6102(a) of this title"

are substituted for "data base" for clarity and consistency.

In subsection (d), before clause (1), the text of 31:1705(e)(1)

is omitted as unnecessary because of section 6102(c) of the revised

title. The words "The Director" are added for clarity and

consistency. The words "member of Congress" are substituted for

"Members of Congress, Delegates, Resident Commissioners" for

consistency. In clause (6), the words "depository library of United

States Government publications" are substituted for "Federal

deposit libraries" as being more precise. In clause (7), the word

"depository" is substituted for "other local repositories" for

clarity and to eliminate unnecessary words.

AMENDMENTS

1983 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 4, substituted

"Administrator" for "Director".

Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 1(2), substituted "Director" for "Director

of the Office of Management and Budget".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 4, substituted "Administrator"

for "Director" in provisions preceding par. (1).

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 3(e), amended par. (1)

generally, substituting provisions requiring that the catalog

contain all substantive information on domestic assistance programs

that is in the system under section 6102(a)(1), (2), and (5)-(7) of

this title, and such portions or summaries, as the Administrator

considers appropriate, of information in the system under section

6102(a)(3), (4) of this title, at the time the catalog is prepared,

for provision requiring that the catalog contain all such

information in the system under section 6102(a) of this title at

the time the catalog was prepared.

Subsecs. (b)(2), (c), (d). Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 4, substituted

"Administrator" for "Director" wherever appearing.

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31 USC Sec. 6105 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 6105. Oversight responsibility of Director

-STATUTE-

The Director shall have oversight responsibility for the exercise

of all authorities and responsibilities in this chapter not

specifically assigned to the Director.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 5, Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1115.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 6105, Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat.

1002, related to authorization of appropriations to carry out this

chapter, prior to repeal by section 5 of Pub. L. 98-169. See

section 6106 of this title.

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31 USC Sec. 6106 01/06/03

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TITLE 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

SUBTITLE V - GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 61 - PROGRAM INFORMATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 6106. Authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

After October 1, 1983, there may be appropriated to the

Administrator such sums as may be necessary to carry out the

responsibilities of this chapter.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 98-169, Sec. 5, Nov. 29, 1983, 97 Stat. 1115.)

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