The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was assigned responsibility for grant management as of Sept. 1, 2011. This responsibility was moved from the Office of the Governor to the Comptroller's Office under the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD).
State law requires Texas state agencies, including institutions of higher education, to publish the purpose of each grant exceeding $25,000 awarded from state appropriations on their websites. Information about the requirement and links to agencies’ websites are posted, as required by statute, on the Comptroller’s website.
Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, hosts the eGrants website for agencies to post grant applications and announcements. The eGrants website can be a one-stop solution for any organization or individual seeking information related to grants offered by state agencies and local governments. The Comptroller encourages and promotes the use of eGrants website by state agencies and local governments.
Individuals posting grants shall have the authority to do so for their agency. Requests for e-Grants access documenting approval by the requestor’s director may be submitted by email to SPD.
The Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) should not be used to post solicitations for grant applications. Posting the grant opportunity to the ESBD does not allow the user to easily identify grants and results in an unnecessary search of procurement solicitations.
State agency questions related to grant management may be submitted by email to SPD.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.