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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 8TEXAS JUDICIAL COUNCIL
CHAPTER 173INDIGENT DEFENSE GRANTS
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL FUNDING PROGRAM PROVISIONS
RULE §173.101Applicability

(a) The Texas Legislature authorized the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (Commission) to assist counties in providing indigent defense services in the county and distribute in the form of grants any funds appropriated for this purpose. It further authorized the Commission to monitor grants and enforce compliance by counties with grant terms. Subchapters A - D of this chapter apply to all indigent defense grants awarded to counties by the Commission. Subchapter A of this chapter covers the general provisions for funding. Subchapter B of this chapter addresses funding types, eligibility, and general provisions of grant funding. Subchapter C of this chapter sets out the rules related to administering grants. Subchapter D of this chapter specifies rules regarding fiscal and program monitoring and audits.

(b) Only counties in Texas are eligible to receive grants from the Commission.

(c) The Commission may distribute grants in accordance with its policies and based on official submissions and reports provided by the counties. These funds must be used to improve indigent defense systems in the county and are subject to all applicable conditions contained in this chapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §173.101 adopted to be effective September 13, 2012, 37 TexReg 7083

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