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  83R1847 AED-F
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 128
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a childhood health program grant.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 161, Health and Safety Code, is amended
  by adding Subchapter V to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER V. CHILDHOOD HEALTH PROGRAM GRANTS
         Sec. 161.601.  DEFINITION. In this subchapter, "department"
  means the Department of State Health Services.
         Sec. 161.602.  CHILDHOOD HEALTH PROGRAM GRANTS. (a) The
  department shall develop and implement a grant program to support
  programs related to childhood health, fitness, and obesity
  prevention.
         (b)  The department shall request proposals for the award of
  a grant under the program.  The department shall evaluate the
  proposals and award a grant based on a proposed program's
  quantifiable effectiveness and potentially positive impact on the
  health of children who participate in the program.
         (c)  A grant awarded under this section must be made to an
  organization that has committed resources to the program described
  in the proposal.
         (d)  A grant recipient may use grant money received under
  this section only to pay for activities directly related to the
  purpose of the grant program as described by Subsection (a) and may
  not use grant money for fees or advertising.
         (e)  The department shall establish procedures to administer
  the grant program, including a procedure for the submission of a
  proposal and a procedure to be used by the department to evaluate a
  proposal.
         (f)  The department shall enter into a contract that includes
  performance requirements with each grant recipient.  The
  department shall monitor and enforce the terms of the
  contract.  The contract must authorize the department to recoup
  grant money from a grant recipient for failure of the grant
  recipient to comply with the terms of the contract.
         (g)  The legislature may appropriate money from the
  undedicated portion of the general revenue fund for the purpose of
  awarding grants under this section.
         (h)  The department may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and
  donations from any public or private source for the purposes of this
  section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.