There is established the Delaware State Clearinghouse Committee (“Committee”) for federal grant and nonfederal grant coordination.
The Committee consists of the following members, or designee of the member:
The Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson of the Joint Finance Committee, who serve as the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, respectively, of the Committee.
The Controller General, who services as the Chairperson of the Committee in the absence of both the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The Secretary of State.
The Secretary of Finance.
Four members of the General Assembly, appointed as follows:
One member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
In the absence of a quorum of the members heretofore listed, Senior Legislative Analyst staff of the Office of the Controller General shall serve as designee sufficient for a quorum.
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall function as the Secretary of the Committee, and the Office of Management and Budget shall provide the necessary staff support. The Office of the Controller General shall provide staff support to the Committee, as required by the Chairperson or the Vice Chairperson.
The members of the Committee shall serve until their successors are selected.
A member of the Committee that desires to delegate another individual to serve in the member’s place must make the designation in writing. The member must provide the written designation to the Secretary of the Committee and the Controller General. The designee serves at the pleasure of the member making the designation and has the same duties and rights as the member.
Pursuant to § 7602 Powers, duties and functions of Committee. The Clearinghouse Committee shall:
Establish state goals and objectives for maximizing the utilization of federal aid and nonfederal aid programs.
Promulgate procedures and guidelines for all state departments, agencies, public and higher education covering applications for federal grants and nonfederal grants.
Require, upon request, any state department, agency, public and higher education receiving a grant of money from the federal government or a nonfederal grant to submit a detailed report to members of the Committee of expenditures and program measures for the fiscal period in question. Such report shall also be sufficiently descriptive in nature so as to be concise and informative. The Committee may cause the agency submitting such a report to appear before the Committee and to answer such questions as the Committee may require.
Meet as often as it is deemed necessary by the Chairperson of the Committee for the purpose of establishing policy, reviewing and approving or disapproving applications for federal and nonfederal grants.