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2000 Legal Basis for Providing Title IV-E Training

Title IV-E Training Contracts Financial Handbook August 2009

A university that contracts with DFPS to provide Title IV-E training services is required to comply with its Title IV-E contract and with the policies and procedures contained in this handbook.

Texas Family Code, Chapter 264

If information in this handbook conflicts with state or federal law or the terms of the Title IV-E contract, the applicable state or federal law or contract term takes precedence.

2100 Federal and State Legal Authorities for Title IV-E Training

2110 Federal Title IV-E Requirements

Title IV-E Training Contracts Financial Handbook August 2009

The primary federal legal authority for the provision of Title IV-E services is Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which is codified at §670 et seq.

Federal regulations relating to Title IV-E are located generally in the Title 45, Public Welfare, including, but not limited to 45 CFR §1355; 45 CFR §1356; and additional regulations cited in 45 CFR §1355.30.

2120 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – Title IV-E Requirements

Title IV-E Training Contracts Financial Handbook February 2013

This item explains the regulations and guidance issued by the Federal Office of Management and Budget that are the basis of many of the Title IV-E contracting requirements.

Administrative Requirements

The requirements for administering grants and cooperative agreements are established in OMB Circular A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.

Cost Principles

The cost principles for educational institutions are found in OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.

Single Audits

Federal requirements for single audits are established in OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

2130 State Contracting – Title IV-E Requirements

Title IV-E Training Contracts Financial Handbook August 2009

State contracting requirements are outlined in the Uniform Grant Management Standards, adopted by the Governor’s Office of Budget and Planning in June 2004.

2140 State Legal Authority for Title IV-E Contracts

Title IV-E Training Contracts Financial Handbook August 2009

The legal authority for Title IV-E contracts can be found in the following:

    Human Resources Code (HRC) §40.002, Department of Family and Protective Services; General Duties of Department

    HRC §40.058, Contracts and Agreements

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