Texas Agriculture Code
Sec. § 12.0273
Limitations on Loans and Grants From Texas Economic Development Fund


(a)

The department may use money in the Texas economic development fund only to make loans and grants in the manner provided by this section for the purposes provided by Section 12.0272(b).

(b)

The recipient of a grant using money from the fund must provide matching funds in an amount equal to 25 percent of the amount of the grant.

(c)

The term of a loan made using money from the fund may not exceed 20 years. A loan must require monthly payments of principal and interest beginning not later than the 90th day after the date the loan is made.

(d)

The department shall administer the fund as a perpetual source of financing for loans and grants under this section. The department shall use payments of principal and interest to make additional loans and grants.

(e)

The cumulative amount of loans and grants to any person using money from the fund may not exceed $1 million.

(f)

The department shall retain in the fund in the state treasury an amount of money equal to at least 25 percent of the amount of money in the fund on January 1, 2017.

(g)

Not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, the department shall submit a report on the status of the fund, including loans and grants made using money from the fund, to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and chairs of the house and senate committees with primary jurisdiction over the department.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 459 (H.B. 2004), Sec. 2, eff. June 9, 2017.
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