A FAQ on the CGRGs is available here:
Resource management guides
The following guides are specifically relevant to grants:
- RMG 411 provides guidance to non-corporate Commonwealth entities on how to distinguish between a grant and other common types of financial arrangements
- RMG 412 provides guidance to non-corporate Commonwealth entities on requirements for briefing delegates and Ministers, Ministerial reporting obligations, evaluating grants and election commitments
- RMG 421 provides guidance to non-corporate Commonwealth entities on grant advertising and reporting requirements using GrantConnect
- Also refer to:
- RMG 415 Commonwealth Grants and Procurement Connected Policies - outlines the administrative framework to ensure future Grants-Connected Policies (GCPs) and Procurement-Connected Policies (PCPs) are applied effectively at a whole-of-government level.
- RMG 400: Approving commitments of relevant money - provides guidance on the resource management framework requirements that apply when committing and spending relevant money
- RMG 206: Accountable Authority Instructions – non‑corporate Commonwealth entities - provides guidance on the development and operation of Accountable Authority Instructions (AAIs), which form a key part of an entity’s internal controls and operational framework
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
The Government response to Recommendation 10 of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Report No.452 was tabled in the House of Representatives and the Senate on 10 November 2016.
The Government response to Recommendations 1, 2 and 5 of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Report No.454 was tabled in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2017 and in the Senate on 14 February 2017.
Australian National Audit Office
Australian Government Solicitor
The Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) provides legal and related services primarily to Commonwealth entities. A link to the latest AGS legal briefing on Commonwealth grants is provided below: