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RULE §25.503Project Application

(a) Call for applications. The department will call for applications for Safe Routes to School projects by publication in the Texas Register. This notice will contain information on the application, application content, and submission deadlines. The department will also consider alternative means of publication of the program announcement as necessary to reach interested local jurisdictions and interested parties.

(b) The department will issue separate applications for infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.

(c) Who may apply.

  (1) For infrastructure projects the department will accept and consider candidate projects from state agencies and political subdivisions.

  (2) For non-infrastructure projects the department will accept and consider candidate projects from state agencies, political subdivisions, schools, school districts, non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations, or any combination of these entities.

(d) How to submit a project.

  (1) Applications for infrastructure projects must be submitted to the district engineer of the district responsible for the area in which the proposed project will be constructed.

  (2) If the limits of the project extend to more than one district, the applicant should contact the responsible division for the appropriate district office to submit the application prior to the due date.

  (3) Project applications for non-infrastructure projects must be submitted to the responsible division administering the program as identified in the department's call for projects.

  (4) The application must be completed and returned to the appropriate office within the required deadlines as described in the project call for applications notification.

  (5) The candidate project must utilize the application forms prescribed by the department for this purpose.

  (6) Copies of the application forms and the Safe Routes to School Program Guidelines will be available at each department district as well as from the responsible division in Austin. The documents will also be published on the department web site.

Source Note: The provisions of this §25.503 adopted to be effective December 5, 2001, 26 TexReg 9917; amended to be effective July 18, 2002, 27 TexReg 6349; amended to be effective July 20, 2006, 31 TexReg 5668

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