|(a) To participate in the Program, an eligible participant
must first be approved as an Administrator by the Department through
the submission of a Reservation System Access Application. Eligible
participants include, but are not limited to: Colonia Self-Help Centers
established under Tex. Gov't Code, Chapter 2306, Subchapter Z; Councils
of Government; Units of Local Government; Nonprofit Organizations;
Local Mental Health Authorities; and Public Housing Authorities. An
eligible participant may be further limited by NOFA.
(b) The Applicant must enter into an RSP Agreement
with the Department in order to be eligible to reserve funds for the
Amy Young Barrier Removal Program.
(1) A Nonprofit Organization must submit a current
letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under §501(c)(3),
a charitable, nonprofit corporation, of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, as evidenced by a certificate from the IRS that is dated
1986 or later. The exemption ruling must be effective throughout the
term of the RSP Agreement to access the Reservation System.
(2) A private Nonprofit Organization must be registered
and in good standing with the Office of the Secretary of State and
the State Comptroller's Office to do business in the State of Texas.
(3) The Applicant must demonstrate at least two years
of capacity and experience in housing rehabilitation in Texas. The
Applicant will be required to provide a summary of experience that
must describe the capacity of key staff members and their skills and
experience in client intake, records management, and managing housing
rehabilitation. It must also describe organizational knowledge and
experience in serving Persons with Disabilities.
(4) The Applicant must provide evidence of adherence
to applicable financial accountability standards, demonstrated by
an audited financial statement by a Certified Public Accountant for
the most recent fiscal year. For a Nonprofit Organizations that does
not yet have audited financial statements, the Department may accept
a resolution from the Board of Directors that is signed and dated
within the six months preceding the Application and that certifies
that the procedures used by the organization conform to the requirements
in 10 TAC §1.402, (relating to Cost Principles and Administrative
(5) An Applicant must submit a current roster of all
Board Members, Council Members, Commissioners, or other Members of
its legal governing body, including names and mailing addresses.
(6) The Applicant must submit a resolution from the
Applicant's direct governing body that authorizes the submission of
the Application and is signed and dated within the six months preceding
the date of application submission. The resolution must include the
name and title of the individual authorized to execute an RSP Agreement.
(7) The Applicant's history will be evaluated in accordance
with 10 TAC Chapter 1, Subchapter A, §1.302 and §1.303,
(relating to Previous Participation Reviews for Department Program
Awards Not Covered by §1.301 of this Subchapter, and Executive
Award and Review Advisory Committee (EARAC), respectively). Access
to funds may be subject to terms and conditions.
(8) If applicable, the Applicant must submit copies
of executed contracts with consultants or other organizations that
are assisting in the implementation of the applicant's AYBR Program
activities. The Applicant must provide a summary of the consultant
or other organization's experience in housing rehabilitation and/or
serving Persons with Disabilities.
(c) Administrators must follow the processes and procedures
as required by the Department through its governing statute (Chapter
2306 of the Government Code), Administrative Rules (Texas Administrative
Code, Title 10, Part 1), Reservation Agreement, Program Manual, forms,