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H.R. 150 / S. 1829, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act

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Latest Action: The US Senate unanimously approved this legislation October 22, 2019. The modified language needs to be approved by the House of Representatives before heading to the President’s desk for signature.

H.R. 150 / S. 1829, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act is a piece of legislation that aims to simplify and harmonize federal grant recipient reporting obligations. The bill is founded on the results of a successful pilot project, which was authorized in the 2014 DATA Act. Specifically, it would require the creation of a comprehensive and standardized data structure, that would cover all┬ádata elements reported by recipients of federal awards — including grant and cooperative agreements. The legislation would task the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with its implementation.

SPARC has been supportive of this legislation since the 115th Congress, and recently signed onto a letter of support organized by the Data Coalition.

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