To be eligible to receive a Grant Award, a Grant Recipient
shall certify that the entity has adopted and enforces a Tobacco-free
(1) A Tobacco-free workplace policy will comply with
the certification required by this section if the policy is adopted
by the Grant Recipient's board of directors, governing body, or similar
and, at a minimum, includes provisions:
(A) Prohibiting the use of all Tobacco products by
all employees and visitors to the property owned, operated, leased,
occupied, or controlled by the Grant Recipient. For purposes of the
Tobacco-free workplace policy, the Grant Recipient may designate the
property to which the policy applies, so long as the workplace policy
encompasses all buildings and structures where the Grant Award project
is taking place as well as the sidewalks, parking lots, walkways,
and attached parking structures immediately adjacent, but only to
the extent the Grant Recipient owns, leases or controls the building,
sidewalks, parking lots and parking structures.
(B) Providing for and/or referring to Tobacco use cessation
services for employees.
(2) Upon request by a Grant Recipient and a showing
of good cause, the Chief Executive Officer may authorize a waiver
of compliance with this section. In the event that the requested waiver
is necessary because Tobacco use is a required component of one or
more research studies conducted at the entity, the Grant Recipient
must specify the research project and location of the project. If
approved, the waiver is effective only for the State fiscal year during
which it was approved. CPRIT reserves the right to limit the waiver
to a specific location or time period.
(3) The certification and waiver requests addressed
herein shall be submitted by the Grant Recipient via the Institute's
electronic Grant Management System.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §703.20 adopted to be effective February 8, 2012, 37 TexReg 498; amended to be effective March 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 1386; amended to be effective September 17, 2014, 39 TexReg 7342; amended to be effective March 9, 2016, 41 TexReg 1694