The chancellor of higher education shall prepare a state plan and do all other things necessary for participation in federal acts relative to the construction of higher educational academic facilities.
Such plan shall provide for objective standards and methods of determining the relative priorities for eligible projects for the construction of academic facilities submitted by institutions of higher education within the state and for determining the federal share of the development for each such project.
The chancellor shall provide for assigning priorities in accordance with such criteria, standards, and methods to eligible projects submitted to and approved by the chancellor, shall recommend to the United States secretary of education, in the order of such priority, applications covering such eligible projects, and shall certify to the secretary the federal share of the development cost of such projects.
The chancellor shall provide a fair hearing to each institution which has submitted a project as to the priority assigned to such project by the chancellor or as to any other determination of the chancellor adversely affecting such institution.
The chancellor shall receive federal grants for the proper and efficient administration of the state plan, and shall provide for such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to ensure proper disbursement of, and accounting for, federal funds paid to the chancellor.
The chancellor shall make such reports in such form and containing such information as may be reasonably required by the secretary in the performance of the secretary's functions under federal law relating to grants for the construction of academic facilities.
Each federal grant received by the chancellor shall be paid into the state treasury.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Effective Date: 07-01-1985; 2007 HB2 05-15-200.