interim rule revises HUD regulations to reference the new government-wide
Federal Financial Report (FFR), approved by the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB). The purpose of the FFR is to consolidate requirements
from the OMB issued Standard Forms SF-269, SF-269A SF-272, and the
SF-272A, into a single government-wide form. The consolidation provides
recipients of HUD grants and cooperative agreements a standard format
for reporting the financial status of their grants and cooperative
agreements and will assist in efforts to move to electronic grants
management by reducing the variation and number of forms required
for reporting. In including the new FFR in its regulations, HUD
revises its regulations to remove references to SF-270 and SF-271,
since they are no longer in use. This interim rule also codifies
the requirement that applicants for HUD assistance possess an active
Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Registration with CCR assists
HUD in collecting, validating, and storing information in support
of its grant programs and assists in ensuring the accuracy of data
placed on the USASpending.gov website.
Submission of Comments.
Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
HUD strongly encourages commenter's to submit comments electronically.
Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time
to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD,
and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public.
Comments submitted electronically through the http://www.regulations.gov
website can be viewed by other commenter's and interested members
of the public. Commenter's should follow the instructions provided
on that site to submit comments electronically.
comments. Interested persons are invited to submit comments
regarding this rule to the Regulations Division, Office of General
Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street,
SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410-0500. Communications must
refer to the above docket number and title. There are two methods
for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the
above docket number and title.
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