|(a) For each grant cycle in the grant issuance plan
adopted under §16.202 of this subchapter, the council shall,
as necessary, publish a NOFA on the Texas.gov
eGrants website and the comptroller's website.
(b) The NOFA may include:
(1) the amount of grant funds available for grant awards
for each regional healthcare partnership region under the regional
(2) the amount of grant funds available for grant awards
and any limitations on the number of grant awards under the targeted
(3) the strategy or strategies that are eligible for
grant funding and the order of priority for grant funding;
(4) the minimum and maximum amount of grant funds available
for each grant application;
(5) limitations on the geographic distribution of grant
funds under the regional component and under the targeted intervention
(6) eligibility requirements;
(7) grant application requirements;
(8) grant award and evaluation criteria;
(9) the date by which grant applications must be submitted
to the council;
(10) the anticipated date of grant awards;
(11) any preferred criteria relevant to the grant application;
(12) parameters for allowable costs reimbursable under
the grant awards; and
(13) any other necessary information.
(c) All grant applications submitted under this subchapter
must comply with the requirements contained in this subchapter and
in the relevant NOFA published by the council.
(d) Grant applicants must apply for a grant award using
the procedures, forms, and certifications prescribed by the council.
(e) During the review of a grant application, a program
staff member may require a grant applicant to submit additional information
necessary to complete the review. Such requests for information do
not serve as notice that the council intends to fund a grant application;
however, failure to respond to requests for additional information
may impact the ability to review and evaluate the grant application.
(f) Grant applications shall:
(1) seek to remediate the opioid crisis in this state
by using efficient and cost-effective methods that are directed to
regions of this state experiencing opioid-related harms; and
(2) satisfy the requirements set forth in this subchapter;
Government Code, Chapter 403, Subchapter R; and the relevant NOFA
published by the council.