RULE §803.14 Procedure for Requesting Funding


Published: 2015

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(a) After obtaining the review and comments of the Board in the applicable workforce area(s), where there is a significant impact on job creation or incumbent worker training, a private partner or a trade union, together with a public community or technical college or TEEX, shall present to the executive director, or designee, a proposal requesting funding for a customized training project or other appropriate use of the fund. (b) TEEX, or the public community or technical college that is a partner to a training proposal for a grant from the Skills Development Fund, may be non-local. (c) The training proposal shall not duplicate a training project available in the workforce area in which the private partner or trade union is located. (d) Proposals shall disclose other grant funds sought or awarded from the Agency or other state and federal entities for the proposed job training project. (e) Applicants shall indicate whether they are submitting concurrent proposals for the Skills Development Fund and the Texas Enterprise Fund. For the purposes of this subsection, "concurrent proposal" shall mean:   (1) a proposal for the Skills Development Fund that has been submitted and is pending at the time an applicant submits a proposal for the Texas Enterprise Fund; or   (2) a proposal for the Texas Enterprise Fund that has been submitted and is pending at the time an applicant submits a proposal for the Skills Development Fund. (f) Proposals shall be written and contain the following information:   (1) The number of proposed jobs created and/or retained;   (2) A brief outline of the proposed training project, including the skills acquired through training and the employer's involvement in the planning and design;   (3) A brief description of the measurable training objectives and outcomes;   (4) The occupation and wages for participants who complete the customized training project;   (5) A budget summary, disclosing anticipated project costs and resource contributions, including the dollar amount the private partner is willing to commit to the project;   (6) A signed agreement between the private partner or trade union and the public community or technical college or TEEX outlining each entity's roles and responsibilities if a grant is awarded;   (7) A statement explaining the basis for the determination that there is an actual or projected labor shortage in the occupation in which the proposed training project will be provided that is not being met by an existing institution or program in the workforce area;   (8) A comparison of costs per trainee for the customized training project and costs for similar instruction at the public community or technical college or TEEX;   (9) A statement describing the private partner's or trade union's equal opportunity employment policy;   (10) A list of the proposed employment benefits;   (11) An indication of a concurrent proposal as required by subsection (e) of this section; and   (12) Any additional information deemed necessary by the Agency to complete evaluation of a proposal.

Source Note: The provisions of this §803.14 adopted to be effective January 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 751; amended to be effective January 9, 2006, 31 TexReg 174