Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Resources

GATA LogoThe Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA), 30 ILCS 708/1 et seq., is a State of Illinois law to increase accountability and transparency in the use of grant funds while reducing the administrative burden on both State agencies and grantees through adoption of the federal grant guidance and regulations codified at 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Requirements).  

Resources and related links about the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) are included on this page.

For more information:

  • For information regarding the implementation of GATA within the Illinois Office of Employment and Training, please contact John Barr at
  • For general information concerning the implementation of GATA in the state of Illinois, please email:

  • ILDCEO OET Guidance for WIOA Program Year 2016 (PDF)
  • ILDCEO GATA Memo to Grantees (PDF)
  • USDOL Guide for Indirect Cost Negotiation (PDF)
  • USDOL Workforce GPS: Cost Allocation Plans
  • USDOL Workforce GPS: Indirect Cost Plans
  • WIOA General Fiscal Toolkit Webinar - August 13, 2021 (PDF)
  • Fiscal Toolkit Table of Contents (Word)
  • Fiscal Flow Charts Template (Word)
  • Budget Framework Template (Word)
  • Scenario Budget Template (Excel)
  • Participant Average Costs for Budget Template (Excel)
  • DCEO Benchmark Cheat Sheet Template (Excel)
  • Dashboard for the Local Workforce Board Template (Excel)
  • GRS Monthly Reporting Packet Template (Word)

Presentations & Training
  • GATA Webinar Trainings
  • Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Overview for Workforce Grants (SlideShare)
  • WIOA Grantees GATA Update 3-15-18 (PDF)
  • USDOL Cost Allocation and Indirect Cost Webinars
  • USDOL ETA SMART Financial Grants Management Training Modules
    • Introduction (PDF)
    • Readiness Assessment for New Grantees and New Staff (PDF)
    • Module 1 - Uniform Guidance (PDF)
    • Module 2 - Controls and Compliance (PDF)
    • Module 3 - Allocating Costs (PDF)
    • Module 4 - Procurement (PDF)
    • Module 5 - Financial Information and Reporting (PDF)
    • Module 6 - Oversight (PDF)
    • Module 7 - Discretionary Grantees (PDF)

Archived Training