|(a) All award decisions shall be made at the sole discretion
of the office and are not appealable or subject to protest.
(b) Awards for grant funds awarded to applicants under
this subchapter may only be used for capital expenses, purchase or
lease of property, and other expenses, including backhaul and transport,
that will facilitate the provision or adoption of broadband service.
(c) A grant recipient shall have 30 days from the date
of award to negotiate and sign the grant agreement. The comptroller
may extend the deadline to fully execute the grant agreement upon
a showing of good cause by the grant recipient(s). If the grant agreement
is not signed by the grant recipient and received by the office by
the later of the 30th day after the award of the grant agreement or
the extended deadline date, the office may rescind the award.