The State of Illinois passed the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) in July of 2014. The purpose of GATA is to increase accountability and transparency in the use of state/federal grant funds while reducing the administrative burden on both state agencies and grantees.
Importantly, GATA adopted the existing federal Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) for all grant funding awarded in Illinois. This federal Uniform Guidance would still be required (with/without GATA).
The Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit (GATU) was established in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. GATU is charged with implementation of the GATA Act in coordination with state grant-making agencies and grantees.