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RULE §60.1Definitions

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

  (1) Application Kit--The information that is required to be completed and submitted by an applicant for a grant contract;

  (2) Applicant--An entity that files an application for a grant contract with the OAG;

  (3) CFR--Code of Federal Regulations;

  (4) Claimant--An individual as defined in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.32(a)(2);

  (5) COG--Council of Governments, a regional planning commission or similar regional planning agency created under Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 391;

  (6) Competitive allocation--The distribution of grant funds to grantees based on an application process as well as an evaluation and review process;

  (7) Computing devices--Machines used to acquire, store, analyze, process, and publish data and other information electronically, including accessories (or peripherals) for printing, transmitting and receiving, or storing electronic information;

  (8) CVSD--Crime Victim Services Division, a division of the Office of the Attorney General;

  (9) Eligible application--An application that meets the minimum requirements set forth in the RFA and Application Kit;

  (10) Employee--A person under the direction and supervision of the grantee, who is on the payroll of the grantee and for whom the grantee is required to pay applicable income withholding taxes; or a person who will be on the grantee's payroll and for whom the grantee will pay applicable income withholding taxes once the grant is awarded;

  (11) Equipment--Tangible personal property (including information technology systems) having a useful life of more than one year and a per unit acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of the capitalization level established by the grantee for financial statement purposes or $5,000;

  (12) Fringe benefits--Allowances and services provided by the grantee to its employees as compensation in addition to regular salaries and wages;

  (13) Grantee--An entity or sub-recipient of an entity that receives a grant contract from the OAG;

  (14) Indirect costs--Any cost not directly identified with a single, final cost objective, but identified with two or more final cost objectives or with at least one intermediate cost objective;

  (15) Information technology systems--Computing devices, ancillary equipment, software, firmware, and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources;

  (16) Local criminal prosecutor--A district attorney, a criminal district attorney, a county attorney with felony responsibility, or a county attorney who prosecutes criminal cases;

  (17) Local law enforcement agency--The police department of a municipality or the sheriff's department of any county;

  (18) OAG--Office of the Attorney General;

  (19) Other direct operating expenses--Costs not included in other budget categories and which are directly related to the day-to-day operation of the grant program;

  (20) OVAG--Other Victim Assistance Grants administered by the OAG;

  (21) Professional and consultant services--Any service for which the grantee uses an outside source for necessary support;

  (22) RFA--Request for Applications;

  (23) Special condition--A condition placed on a grant because of a need for information, clarification, or submission of an outstanding requirement of the grant that may result in a hold being placed on the OAG funded portion of a grant program. Special conditions may be placed on a grant at any time;

  (24) Statewide program--An entity that actively offers or provides victim-related services or assistance in six or more COG regions;

  (25) Supplies--All tangible personal property other than that described in paragraph (11) of this section. A computing device is a supply if the acquisition cost is less than the lesser of the capitalization level established by the grantee for financial statement purposes or $5,000, regardless of the length of its useful life;

  (26) UGMS--The Uniform Grant Management Standards, promulgated by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts;

  (27) VCLG--Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grants administered by the OAG to provide the victim assistance coordinator and crime victim liaison duties as provided in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.04;

  (28) Victim--Unless otherwise allowed by law, an individual as defined in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.32(a)(11); and

  (29) Victim-related services or assistance--Pursuant to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.32(a)(13), compensation, services, or assistance provided directly to a victim or claimant for the purpose of supporting or assisting the recovery of the victim or claimant from the consequences of criminally injurious conduct.

Source Note: The provisions of this §60.1 adopted to be effective July 15, 2003, 28 TexReg 5523; amended to be effective July 31, 2005, 30 TexReg 4209; amended to be effective March 5, 2007, 32 TexReg 1061; amended to be effective March 7, 2019, 44 TexReg 1117

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