|(a) Authority. Authority for this subchapter is provided in
the Texas Education Code, Subchapter X, Texas Fund for Geography Education.
These rules establish procedures to administer the fund as prescribed in the
Texas Education Code, §§61.942 through 61.945.
(b) Scope. Unless otherwise noted, this subchapter applies
to the National Geographic Society, the Texas Higher Education Board, and
any institution seeking funding from the Texas Fund for Geography Education.
(c) Purpose. This subchapter establishes guidelines for the
creation and implementation of the Texas Fund for Geography Education, which
will support projects to improve the quality of geography education in both
public and higher education in Texas and promote a better understanding of
Texas by all its residents.