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R277. Education, Administration.

Rule R277-603. Autism Awareness Restricted Account Distribution.

As in effect on November 1, 2016

Table of Contents

R277-603-1. Definitions.

A. "Autism Awareness Account" means the account established under Section 53A-1-304 and funded under Section 41-1a-418 (1)(e)(xvii).

B. "Board" means the Utah State Board of Education.

C. "Distribute funds," for purposes of this rule, means a process, including timelines and a standard application, to eligible organizations.

D. "Superintendent" means the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Superintendent's designee;

E. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of Education.

R277-603-2. Authority and Purpose.

A. This rule is authorized by Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision of public education in the Board, by Section 53A-1-304 which authorizes the Superintendent to distribute autism awareness funds appropriated by the Legislature, and by Section 53A-1-401(3) which allows the Board to adopt rules in accordance with its responsibilities.

B. The purpose of this rule is to provide procedures, timelines and accountability for distribution of funds received in the Autism Awareness Restricted Account and subsequently appropriated by the Legislature to eligible organizations.

R277-603-3. Procedures.

A. The Superintendent shall provide an application for organizations that meet the qualifications of Section 53A-1-304(4) to apply for available Autism Awareness Account funds to the extent of the legislative appropriation.

B. The Superintendent shall provide for review of applications and selection of qualified recipients.

C. Applications shall include a budget section, a plan for use of the funds by eligible organizations consistent with Section 53A-1-304(5)(b) and other information as requested.

D. The Superintendent shall provide for distribution of funds, to the extent of funds appropriated by the Legislature, beginning, July 1, 2011.

R277-603-4. Timelines.

A. The Superintendent shall announce the availability of funds at least annually, by March 15 of each year.

B. Applicants may apply for funds on forms available from the USOE.

C. Applications shall be due June 5 annually.

D. Applicants identified for funding shall be notified no later than July 1 annually.

E. The USOE shall distribute funds annually in July.

F. For FY 2012, following the Board's approval of R277-603, applications shall be available, reviewed, and funds distributed as soon as possible.

R277-603-5. Accountability.

A. The Superintendent shall require funded organizations to complete a year-end report explaining and documenting the use of funds consistent with the law and this rule.

B. The year-end report may require an independent audit or review of a funded program.


autism awareness, restricted account

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

November 8, 2011

Notice of Continuation

September 15, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

Art X Sec 3; 53A-1-304; 53A-1-401(3)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R277, please contact the promulgating agency (Education, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.