(a) A summer program shall be designed for middle and/or high school students to introduce participants to math, science, and engineering concepts similar to that offered in an engineering degree program. (b) Once every fiscal year, depending on available funding, the Commissioner may authorize distribution of a request for application for the summer program. (c) The Board shall post the request for application on the agency website at least 30 working days prior to the due date for submission and shall notify all eligible institutions. (d) The request for application shall: (1) require a one-week summer program with a minimum of 36 contact hours per week; (2) contain information necessary to prepare an application including notification of available financial resources to be distributed; (3) require applying institution to include students who are from underrepresented demographic groups in engineering programs; (4) require participants to have an appropriate math and science background according to the skill level of the summer program offered; and (5) specify other grant conditions. (e) Each eligible institution may submit one application and the Commissioner shall contract grants for the summer programs based on submitted applications and availability of funding. (f) All institutions receiving a grant for a summer program shall submit a final report to the Board within 30 days of the end of the award period. The Commissioner shall specify the format for the report. (g) All institutions receiving a grant for a summer program shall submit a final financial report to the Board within 90 days of the end of the award period. The Commissioner shall specify the format for the report. (h) After making a finding that an eligible institution has failed to perform or failed to conform to grant conditions, the Commissioner may retract or reduce the grant for the summer program. (i) The governing board of each eligible institution shall cooperate with the board in administering this program.
Source Note: The provisions of this §13.202 adopted to be effective November 28, 2007, 32 TexReg 8494; amended to be effective August 26, 2009, 34 TexReg 5681