|(a) As authorized by Texas Human Resources Code, Title
7, Chapter 112, §112.020(a)(3), the Council may contract or provide
grants to public or private organizations to implement the TCDD State
Plan for Texans with Developmental Disabilities, if funds are available.
(b) The Council may solicit applications from state
agencies, non-profit organizations, or private for profit organizations
that have organizational expertise related to the requirements of
(c) The Council may accept unsolicited ideas for future
projects consistent with Council policies and procedures.
(d) The Council may develop projects with organizations
without competitive applications as allowed by state and federal requirements
and Council policies.
(e) All grantees shall comply with applicable state
and federal requirements including the Texas Uniform Grant Management
Standards. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars, and Council
(f) Independent audits of grantees are required for
each year of funding in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circulars
and Texas Uniform Grant Management Standards. Project specific independent
reviews and other procedures may be required of grantees not subject
to annual independent audit requirements of OMB or UGMS consistent
with Council policies. The Council shall reimburse the grantees for
the reasonable cost of the required audit activities.
(g) Grant awards shall contain appropriate provisions
for program and fiscal monitoring and for collection and submission
of evaluation data and related reports.
(h) The Council may limit by policy the amount of Council
funds allowed to reimburse indirect costs of projects. Any indirect
costs of a grantee above those amounts may be allowed as part of the
required non-federal participant share.
(i) The Council may by policy reduce reimbursements
to grantees when required reports or final expenditure reports are
not submitted within at least 60 days following the established due
(j) Donated time and services may be included as a
financial match contribution unless otherwise restricted by a specific
request for applications or by state or federal requirements.
(k) No organization shall receive more than three (3)
direct grants from the Council at any time.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §877.1 adopted to be effective December 14, 2003, 28 TexReg 10972; amended to be effective March 20, 2008, 33 TexReg 2321; amended to be effective August 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 6686; amended to be effective June 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 4292; amended to be effective April 13, 2022, 47 TexReg 1892