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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 803SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
RULE §803.3Uses of the Fund

(a) The Skills Development Fund may be used by a grant recipient as start-up or emergency funds for the following purposes:

  (1) to develop customized training projects for businesses and trade unions; and

  (2) to sponsor small and medium-sized business networks and consortiums for the purpose of developing customized training.

(b) TEEX training activities shall focus on projects that are statewide or are not available from a local public community and junior college district, a local technical college, or a consortium of public community and junior college districts. In developing such projects, TEEX may participate in a consortium of public community and junior college districts or with a technical college that provides training under Texas Labor Code, Chapter 303.

(c) Technical college training activities shall focus on projects that are not available from a local public community college, except in the technical college's local service area, and shall be encouraged to focus on projects that are statewide.

(d) The Skills Development Fund may not be used:

  (1) to pay the training costs and related costs of an employer that relocates the employer's worksite from one place in Texas to another;

  (2) for the purchase of any proprietary or production equipment required for the training project of a single local employer;

  (3) for wages for trainees; or

  (4) to pay for trainee or instructor travel costs or trainee drug tests.

(e) The Skills Development Fund may not be used to pay for the lease of equipment if any one of the following four criteria is characteristic of the lease transaction:

  (1) The lease transfers ownership of the equipment to the lessee at the end of the lease term;

  (2) The lease contains a bargain purchase option;

  (3) The lease term is equal to 75% or more of the estimated economic life of the leased equipment; or

  (4) The present value of the minimum lease payments at the inception of the lease, excluding executory costs, equals at least 90% of the fair value of the leased equipment.


Source Note: The provisions of this §803.3 adopted to be effective January 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 751; amended to be effective January 9, 2006, 31 TexReg 174

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