|(a) Any prospective subgrantee with traffic safety responsibility may have its project proposal considered for inclusion in the Texas highway safety plan. (1) Local governments wishing to submit a project proposal should contact the traffic safety section of the traffic operations division regarding their project proposals. (2) These proposals will be considered for inclusion in the Texas highway safety plan during the planning period which generally begins a year or more prior to the projected date of implementation for the project proposals. (3) Approval of federal funding for the Texas highway safety plan is normally not received by the department until just prior to the beginning of each federal fiscal year, which begins on October 1. In some instances the full amount of funding available for a given fiscal year is not known until after October 1 of that year. For this reason, the department may be unable to determine if a particular project proposal will be funded until after the beginning of the fiscal year in which it is to be implemented. (4) Except for those projects funded according to legislative or regulatory requirements, grant funding will be awarded according to the following criteria: (A) potential for impact on traffic safety; (B) quality of problem identification, supported by verifiable information or statistical data; (C) demonstration of a reasonable and logical solution for improving traffic safety; and (D) cost effectiveness. (b) To be eligible to receive traffic safety funds under a grant agreement entered into after January 1, 2012, an entity must have adopted an internal ethics and compliance program that satisfies the requirements of §10.51 of this title (relating to Internal Ethics and Compliance Program) and must enforce compliance with that program.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §25.906 adopted to be effective December 24, 1990, 15 TexReg 7100; amended to be effective March 22, 1996, 21 TexReg 2093; amended to be effective May 19, 2011, 36 TexReg 3111