VFCVASGP Under Pennsylvania's New RTK Law
The new Right-To-Know law was signed on February 14, 2008 fundamentally changing the way people access public records of their government.
A citizen’s right-to-know, sometimes known as freedom of information, fosters accountability, prevents abuses of power and promotes trust in government. Pennsylvania has codified this important right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right-to-Know law.
Information about State contracts (including grants) larger than $5,000.00 must be submitted to the Treasury Department and will be posted on a special Right to Know website. The Treasury Department's Contracts e-Library will have a summary of each contract, which will include the following:
Date of execution.
Amount of the contract.
Beginning date of the contract.
End date of the contract, if applicable.
Name of the agency entering into the contract.
The name of all parties executing the contract.
Subject matter of the contract.
Anyone can access this website and may request a paper copy of the Grant Agreement (contract). Personnel and business information will be redacted (edited) from the agreement before it is provided.
Useful Right to Know links:
Treasury Department's Contracts e-Library
PEMA/OSFC Right to Know Law link
Example of a redacted VFCVAS Grant Agreement