This is a high-level overview of the grant application process for the Bringing Online Opportunities to Texas (BOOT) Program.
You must carefully review the published program rules, Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and other available applicant guidance before starting the application.
The 30-day application window begins.
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Further details and links to the BDO Application System will be posted on the BOOT Program page.
BDO will examine each application for compliance with program requirements. If an application does not appear on its face to comply with applicable program requirements, it will not be accepted.
All eligible applications will be posted on the BOOT Program pages for public review.
During the following 30 days, BDO will accept a written challenge of an application from any interested party (34 TAC§16.36h).
Please review the details of the application challenge process (34 TAC §16.41).
Challenges received by BDO will be published on the BOOT Program pages and affected applicants will be notified by email.
Challenges must relate to whether the applicant or project is eligible for an award based on the criteria published by BDO in the NOFA.
BDO makes award determinations.
The evaluation criteria and weighting can be reviewed in the Boot Program NOFA.
BDO will issue notices of award to the selected applicants. BOOT Program awardees must finalize and execute the grant agreement within 30 days after the date of award. A sample grant agreement can be reviewed in the NOFA.
BDO announces winning applicants.
After all awarded applicants have entered into agreements with BDO, the winning applicants will be announced on the BOOT Program pages.
Awarded applicants will submit regular reports to BDO.
Throughout the life of the funded project, awarded applicants will submit regular reports to BDO. The details for reporting requirements can be reviewed in the BOOT Program NOFA.
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