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RULE §877.1General

(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 the solicitation.

(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 grants procedures.

(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 date.

(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

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