|(a) "Professional and consultant services" is defined
as any service for which the grantee uses an outside source for necessary
support. Professional and consultant services include, but are not
limited to, accounting services, counseling, legal services, and computer
(b) Any contract or agreement entered into by a grantee
that obligates grant funds must be in writing and consistent with
Texas contract law. Grantees must maintain adequate documentation
supporting budget items for a contractor's time, services, and rates
of compensation. Grantees must establish a contract administration
and monitoring system to regularly and consistently ensure that contract
deliverables are provided as specified in the contract.
(c) Grant funds may not be used to pay for any professional
and consultant services for a person or vendor who participates directly
in writing a grant application.