Tex. Educ. Code Section 38.063
Grants


(a)

Subject to the availability of federal or state appropriated funds, the commissioner of state health services shall administer a program under which grants are awarded to assist school districts and local health departments, hospitals, health care systems, universities, or nonprofit organizations that contract with school districts with the costs of school-based health centers in accordance with this section.

(b)

The commissioner of state health services, by rules adopted in accordance with this section, shall establish procedures for awarding grants. The rules must provide that:

(1)

grants are awarded annually through a competitive process to:

(A)

school districts; and

(B)

local health departments, hospitals, health care systems, universities, or nonprofit organizations that have contracted with school districts to establish and operate school-based health centers;

(2)

subject to the availability of federal or state appropriated funds, each grant is for a term of five years; and

(3)

a preference is given to school-based health centers in school districts that are located in rural areas or that have low property wealth per student.

(c)

All health care programs should be designed to meet the following goals:

(1)

reducing student absenteeism;

(2)

increasing a student’s ability to meet the student’s academic potential; and

(3)

stabilizing the physical well-being of a student.

(d)

A school district, local health department, hospital, health care system, university, or nonprofit organization may not receive more than $250,000 per state fiscal biennium through grants awarded under this section.

(e)

To be eligible to receive a grant, a school district, local health department, hospital, health care system, university, or nonprofit organization must provide matching funds in accordance with rules adopted under Subsection (b). The matching funds may be obtained from any source available to the district, local health department, hospital, health care system, university, or nonprofit organization, including in-kind contributions, community or foundation grants, individual contributions, and local governmental agency operating funds.

(e-1)

A grant under this section may not be given to a nonprofit organization that offers reproductive services, contraceptive services, counseling, or referrals, or any other services that require a license under Chapter 245 (Abortion Facilities), Health and Safety Code, or that is affiliated with a nonprofit organization that is licensed under Chapter 245 (Abortion Facilities), Health and Safety Code.

(e-2)

A school district, local health department, hospital, health care system, university, or nonprofit organization receiving a grant under this section may use the grant funds to:

(1)

establish a new school-based health center;

(2)

expand an existing school-based health center; or

(3)

operate a school-based health center.

(f)

The commissioner of state health services shall adopt rules establishing standards for health care centers funded through grants that place primary emphasis on delivery of health services and secondary emphasis on population-based models that prevent emerging health threats.

(g)

The commissioner of state health services shall require client surveys to be conducted in school-based health centers funded through grants awarded under this section.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1418, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 1999. Renumbered from Education Code Sec. 38.011 and amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 4.005, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 598 (H.B. 281), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.

Source: Section 38.063 — Grants, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­38.­htm#38.­063 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

38.001
Immunization
38.002
Immunization Records
38.003
Screening and Treatment for Dyslexia and Related Disorders
38.004
Child Abuse Reporting and Programs
38.005
Protective Eye Devices in Public Schools
38.006
E-cigarettes and Tobacco Products on School Property
38.007
Alcohol-free School Zones
38.008
Posting of Steroid Law Notice
38.009
Access to Medical Records
38.010
Outside Counselors
38.011
Dietary Supplements
38.012
Notice Concerning Health Care Services
38.013
Coordinated Health Program for Elementary, Middle, and Junior High School Students
38.014
Implementation of Coordinated Health Program for Elementary, Middle, and Junior High School Students
38.015
Self-administration of Prescription Asthma or Anaphylaxis Medicine by Students
38.016
Psychotropic Drugs and Psychiatric Evaluations or Examinations
38.017
Availability of Automated External Defibrillator
38.018
Procedures Regarding Response to Cardiac Arrest
38.019
Immunization Awareness Program
38.021
Use of Sunscreen Products
38.022
School Visitors
38.023
List of Resources Concerning Internet Safety
38.024
Insurance Against Student Injuries
38.0025
Dissemination of Bacterial Meningitis Information
38.026
Grant Program for Best Practices in Nutrition Education
38.027
Electronic Communication Policy
38.030
Traumatic Injury Response Protocol
38.0031
Classroom Technology Plan for Students with Dyslexia
38.031
Notice of Lice
38.032
Seizure Management and Treatment Plan
38.0032
Dyslexia Training Opportunities
38.033
Seizure Recognition and Related First Aid Training
38.034
School Health and Related Services Program
38.036
Trauma-informed Care Policy
38.040
Fentanyl Abuse Prevention and Drug Poisoning Awareness Education
38.0041
Policies Addressing Sexual Abuse and Other Maltreatment of Children
38.0042
Posting Child Abuse Hotline Telephone Number
38.051
Establishment of School-based Health Centers
38.052
Contract for Services
38.053
Parental Consent Required
38.054
Categories of Services
38.055
Use of Grant Funds for Reproductive Services Prohibited
38.056
Provision of Certain Services by Licensed Health Care Provider Required
38.057
Identification of Health-related Concerns
38.058
Health Education and Health Care Advisory Council
38.059
Assistance of Public Health Agency
38.060
Coordination with Existing Providers in Certain Areas
38.061
Communication with Primary Care Physician
38.062
Funding for Provision of Services
38.063
Grants
38.0095
Parental Access to Medical Records
38.101
Assessment Required
38.0101
Authority to Employ or Contract with Nonphysician Mental Health Professional
38.102
Adoption of Assessment Instrument
38.103
Reporting of Physical Fitness Results
38.104
Analysis of Results
38.105
Donations
38.106
Rules
38.0141
Reporting of Certain Health and Safety Information Required
38.0151
Policies for Care of Certain Students at Risk for Anaphylaxis
38.151
Definitions
38.0152
Committee to Assist in Updating Guidelines for Care of Students at Risk for Anaphylaxis
38.152
Applicability
38.153
Oversight of Concussions by School Districts and Charter Schools
38.154
Concussion Oversight Team: Membership
38.155
Required Annual Form Acknowledging Concussion Information
38.156
Removal from Play in Practice or Competition Following Concussion
38.157
Return to Play in Practice or Competition
38.158
Training Courses
38.159
Immunity
38.160
Rules
38.0181
Cardiovascular Screening Pilot Program
38.201
Definitions
38.202
Advisory Committee: Establishment and Composition
38.203
Advisory Committee: Presiding Officer
38.204
Advisory Committee: Compensation and Expenses
38.205
Advisory Committee: Applicability of Other Law
38.206
Advisory Committee: Open Meetings
38.207
Advisory Committee: Duties
38.208
Maintenance and Administration of Epinephrine Auto-injectors and Medication for Respiratory Distress
38.209
Report on Administering Epinephrine Auto-injector
38.210
Training
38.211
Prescription of Epinephrine Auto-injectors and Medication for Respiratory Distress
38.212
Notice to Parents
38.213
Gifts, Grants, and Donations
38.214
Rules
38.215
Immunity from Liability
38.221
Definitions
38.222
Maintenance, Administration, and Disposal of Opioid Antagonists
38.223
Report on Administering Opioid Antagonist
38.224
Training
38.225
Prescription of Opioid Antagonists
38.226
Gifts, Grants, and Donations
38.227
Immunity from Liability
38.228
Rules
38.0231
Guidelines for Use of Digital Devices
38.251
Rubric to Identify Resources
38.252
Regional Inventory of Mental Health Resources
38.253
Statewide Inventory of Mental Health Resources
38.254
Statewide Plan for Student Mental Health
38.255
Agency Use of Statewide Plan
38.256
Reports to Legislature
38.301
Definitions
38.302
Establishment
38.303
Membership
38.304
Officers
38.305
Compensation
38.306
Meetings
38.307
Support Services for Task Force
38.308
Duties of Task Force
38.309
Privacy of Information
38.310
Reports
38.311
Funding
38.312
Expiration
38.351
Mental Health Promotion and Intervention, Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention, and Suicide Prevention
38.352
Immunity
38.353
Suicide Prevention Information Required on Certain Student Identification Cards
38.0591
Access to Mental Health Services
38.2091
Report on Administering Medication for Respiratory Distress
38.3071
Request for and Disclosure of Information

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 38.063’s source at texas​.gov