(30 ILCS 708/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative intent.
    (a) This Act, which is the product of the work of the Illinois Single Audit Commission, created by Public Act 98-47, is intended to comply with the General Assembly's directives to (1) develop a coordinated, non-redundant process for the provision of effective and efficient oversight of the selection and monitoring of grant recipients, thereby ensuring quality programs and limiting fraud, waste, and abuse, and (2) define the purpose, scope, applicability, and responsibilities in the life cycle of a grant.
    (b) This Act is intended to increase the accountability and transparency in the use of grant funds from whatever source and to reduce administrative burdens on both State agencies and grantees by adopting federal guidance and regulations applicable to such grant funds; specifically, the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards ("Uniform Guidance"), codified at 2 CFR 200.
    (c) This Act is consistent with the State's focus on improving performance and outcomes while ensuring transparency and the financial integrity of taxpayer dollars through such initiatives as the Management Improvement Initiative Committee created by Section 1-37a of the Department of Human Services Act, the State prioritized goals created under Section 50-25 of the State Budget Law (also known as "Budgeting for Results"), and the Grant Information Collection Act.
    (d) This Act is not intended to affect the provisions of the Illinois State Auditing Act and does not address the external audit function of the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 98-706, eff. 7-16-14.)