Rulemaking—Cost Standards and Procedures; Purchasing and Property Management

LSC has revised 45 C.F.R. Part 1630 governing cost standards and procedures to update the rule for improved oversight and incorporation of relevant laws and relevant provisions of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200 (superseding the prior OMB circulars).   

LSC has created a new Part 1631 to replace the  Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM) and to address the difficulties that LSC and its grantees experience in applying ambiguous PAMM provisions and the limitations that certain provisions of the PAMM place on efficiency and accountability in LSC’s grant-making and grants oversight practices.

The final rule will become effective on December 31, 2017.

 The links below provide relative information and background.  For more information, please contact Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, at

Final Rule

Proposed Rulemaking (2017)

Comments on Proposed Rule (2017)

2016 Rulemaking Workshops

LSC held three Rulemaking Workshops covering three different topics regarding revisions to Part 1630 and the PAMM.   

Workshop 1—April 20, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT—Requirements of Other Funders

Workshop 2—May 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT—LSC's Proposals 

Workshop 3—June 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT—Establishing Standards Based on the Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance 

2015 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

LSC issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to request comments on the Corporation’s considerations for revising 45 CFR Part 1630 and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM). LSC sought input and recommendations on how to address most effectively those provisions of Part 1630 and the PAMM that affect LSC’s ability to promote clarity, efficiency, and accountability in its grant-making and grants oversight practices. 

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking