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Rule §5.203 Distribution Of Csbg Funds

Published: 2015

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(a) The CSBG Act requires that no less than 90% of
the state's allocation be allocated to Eligible Entities. The Department
currently utilizes a multi-factor fund distribution formula to equitably
provide CSBG funds throughout the state's 254 counties to the CSBG
Eligible Entities. Revisions to the formula shall be considered on
a biennial basis including the release of decennial census figures.
Changes to the formula shall be presented to the Department's Governing
Board for approval.
(b) Five percent of the Department's annual allocation
of CSBG funds and any funds not spent as identified in subsection
(c) of this section, may be expended for activities as per 42 U.S.C. §9907(b)(A)
- (H) and activities that may include:
  (1) the provision of training and technical assistance
to CSBG Eligible Entities;
  (2) services to low-income migrant seasonal farm worker
and Native American populations;
  (3) assisting CSBG Eligible Entities in responding
to natural or man-made disasters;
  (4) funding for innovative and demonstration projects
that assist CSBG target population groups to overcome at least one
of the barriers to attaining self-sufficiency; and
  (5) other projects/initiatives, including state conference
(c) Up to 5% of the Department's annual allocation
of CSBG funds will be used for administrative purposes consistent
with state and federal law.

Source Note: The provisions of this §5.203 adopted to be effective March 12, 2009, 34 TexReg 1565; amended to be effective February 16, 2011, 36 TexReg 765; amended to be effective January 7, 2013, 38 TexReg 23; amended to be effective November 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 7668