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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 15TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 460FUND FOR VETERANS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE FUND FOR VETERANS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
RULE §460.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Advisory Committee--The committee formed under §452.2(c) of this title (relating to Fund for Veterans' Assistance Advisory Committee).

  (2) Agency--The Texas Veterans Commission.

  (3) Commission--The members of the Texas Veterans Commission.

  (4) Disallowed Cost--A questioned cost that the Agency has determined, violates the conditions of the Grant Agreement, or other law, regulation, or other document governing the expenditures of funds.

  (5) Expenditure Benchmark--The percent of the total grant award that must be expended and reported by designated timeframes within the grant period. The specific timeframes are:

    (A) If 25% of the grant period has elapsed, at least 15% of the total award amount must have been expended;

    (B) If 50% of the grant period has elapsed, at least 40% of the total award must have been expended; and

    (C) If 75% of the grant period has elapsed, at least 70% of the total award must have been expended.

  (6) Grantee--An organization that receives a grant award under this chapter.

  (7) Performance Benchmark--The percent of each minimum required performance measure that must be met and reported by designated timeframes within the grant period. The specific timeframes are:

    (A) If 25% of the grant period has elapsed, at least 15% of minimum required performance measure targets must have been met;

    (B) If 50% of the grant period has elapsed, at least 40% of minimum required performance measure targets must have been met; and

    (C) If 75% of the grant period has elapsed, at least 70% of minimum required performance measure targets must have been met.

  (8) Questioned Cost--A cost that has been identified to be:

    (A) an alleged violation of a provision of the Grant Agreement, law, regulation, or other agreement or document governing the expenditure of funds;

    (B) a cost that is not supported by adequate documentation; or

    (C) a cost that is unnecessary or unreasonable.

  (9) Received by the Agency--Documents may be sent electronically or by U.S. Mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or courier service.

  (10) Reimbursement Grant--The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance awards grants on a cost reimbursement basis. Under the cost reimbursement method of funding, a Grantee is required to finance its operations, beyond any authorized initial costs or payments, with its own working capital with Grant payments made to reimburse the Grantee for actual cash disbursements supported by adequate documentation.

  (11) Units of Local Government--A county, municipality, special district, school district, junior college district, a local workforce development board created under §2308.253, Texas Government Code, or other legally constituted political subdivision of the state.


Source Note: The provisions of this §460.2 adopted to be effective June 8, 2011, 36 TexReg 3508; amended to be effective December 12, 2011, 36 TexReg 8389; amended to be effective March 7, 2013, 38 TexReg 1375

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