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Texas Family Code - FAM § 264.2044. Grants for Faith-Based Community Collaborative Programs

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(a) Using available funds or private donations, the governor shall establish and administer an innovation grant program to award grants to support faith-based community programs that collaborate with the department and the commission to improve foster care and the placement of children in foster care.

(b) A faith-based community program is eligible for a grant under this section if:

(1) the effectiveness of the program is supported by empirical evidence;  and

(2) the program has demonstrated the ability to build connections between faith-based, secular, and government stakeholders.

(c) The regional director for the department in the region where a grant recipient program is located, or the regional director's designee, shall serve as the liaison between the department and the program for collaborative purposes.  For a program that operates in a larger region, the department may designate a liaison in each county where the program is operating.  The department or the commission may not direct or manage the operation of the program.

(d) The initial duration of a grant under this section is two years.  The governor may renew a grant awarded to a program under this section if funds are available and the governor determines that the program is successful.

(e) The governor may not award to a program grants under this section totaling more than $300,000.

(f) The governor shall adopt rules to implement the grant program created under this section.

Cite this article: - Texas Family Code - FAM § 264.2044. Grants for Faith-Based Community Collaborative Programs - last updated April 14, 2021 |

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