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RULE §14.1Definitions

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

  (1) Direct award - The award of a grant without first soliciting competitive proposals or applications.

  (2) Grant - The award of financial assistance, including cooperative agreements, in the form of money, property in lieu of money, or other financial assistance paid or furnished by the state or federal government to carry out a program in accordance with rules, regulations, and guidance provided by the grantor agency. The term does not include technical assistance which provides services instead of money, or other assistance in the form of revenue sharing, loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies, insurance, or direct appropriations. Also, the term does not include assistance, such as a fellowship or other lump sum award, for which the grantee is not required to account.

  (3) Local government - A county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority (including any public and Indian housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937), school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government.

  (4) Pass-through grant - An award of financial assistance made by the agency to an eligible entity using federal grant funds. The term includes financial assistance when provided by contractual legal agreement, but does not include any form of assistance which is excluded from the definition of "grant" as defined in this section.

  (5) Political subdivision - A political subdivision as that term is used in Texas Government Code, Chapter 791, Interlocal Cooperation Contracts.

  (6) UGMS - The publication titled Uniform Grant Management Standards , promulgated by the Governor's Office of Budget and Planning in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 783, Uniform Grant and Contract Management, as amended February 12, 1999.

Source Note: The provisions of this §14.1 adopted to be effective August 20, 2000, 25 TexReg 7720

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