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State funds are appropriated by the State Legislature and their allocation and expense allowability is guided by the appropriation’s bill. These funds fall under Fund 40000 in FMS.

 The link listed below should provide some basic guidelines regarding these funds:

THE HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Funds are awarded for the Advanced Research Program. These funds are under Fund 41000 in FMS.

 General terms and conditions:

TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD

Funds are awarded for telecommunication programs. These funds are under Fund 53013 in FMS.

 General terms and conditions:

CONTRACTS WITH OTHER STATE AGENCIES

This includes contracts between state agencies that does not involve any federal money. Such contracts are with MD Anderson in Fund 53025 in FMS, the Texas Department of Health in Fund 53012, and a number of others.

General terms and conditions:

CPRIT

CPRIT grants are state funds from the state agency created when voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and authorized the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas. CPRIT’s goal is to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services throughout the state. All CPRIT-funded research will be conducted in state by Texas-based scientists and reflect CPRIT’s mission to attract and expand the state’s research capabilities and create high quality new jobs in Texas.

General Guidelines:

See the CPRIT Grants Policies Guide

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CPRIT Frequently Asked Questions

DESIGNATED FUNDS EXPENSE ALLOWABILITY

Expense Category State Funds Designated Funds
Alterations & renovations Yes Yes
Books Yes Yes
Computers Yes Yes
Consultative services Yes Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Expenses obtaining visa No Yes
Indirect costs No No
Malpractice insurance No Yes
Membership dues No Yes
Office furniture Yes Yes
Parking fees Yes (Non- contract) Yes
Patient care No No
Patient transportation No No
Payment of human subjects No No
Personnel recruitment Yes Yes
Postage Yes Yes
Publication costs Yes Yes
Receptions & meals No Yes
Salary/fringe administrative Yes (Salary Only) Yes
Salary/fringe Co-PI Yes (Salary Only) Yes
Salary/fringe PI Yes (Salary Only) Yes
Sales tax – State of Texas No Yes
Sales tax – other states Yes Yes
Scientific meetings abroad No Yes
Service contracts Yes Yes
Subscriptions Yes Yes
Supplies Yes Yes
Telephone--long distance Yes Yes
Travel-domestic Yes Yes
Travel-foreign Yes Yes
Tuition & fees Yes (Non-UTHealth tuition & fees only) Yes
Uniforms/apparel No Yes
Utilities Yes Yes