The Health and Human Service Commission’s announcement of the Texas Nonprofit Council created under S.B. 993 and signed into law by Governor Perry in the 83rd regular session (83R) of the Texas Legislature.
Please take a moment and read the brief announcement for more details and consider applying yourself as well as forwarding throughout your networks. We must have strong, committed leadership to truly make a difference.
HHSC is accepting applications for representatives to serve on the Texas Nonprofit Council.
Background The Texas Nonprofit Council was established by S.B 993 during the 83rd Legislation Session in 2013. The purpose of the Council is to assist the State with faith-based and community-based initiatives, and help direct the work of the Interagency Coordinating Group (ICG). The Council, in coordination with the ICG will (1) make recommendations for improving contracting relationships between state agencies and Faith- and community-based organizations, (2) develop best practices for cooperating and collaborating with faith- and community-based organizations, (3) identify and address duplication of services provided by the state and faith- and community-based organizations and (4) identify and address gaps in state services that faith- and community-based organizations could fill.
The Council will be comprised of 12 individuals representing the following groups: statewide nonprofit organizations, local governments, faith-based groups, community-based groups, consultants to nonprofit corporations, and statewide associations of nonprofit organizations. The Council will prepare a biennial report detailing the council’s work, including in the report any recommendations relating to legislation necessary to address an issue identified by the Council.
Members Applications are being accepted from representatives of statewide nonprofit organizations, local governments, faith-based groups, community-based groups, consultants to nonprofit corporations, and statewide associations of nonprofit organizations. Each member will serve a three-year term, beginning On October 1 of that term year. No member will serve for more than two consecutive terms.
Membership on the Council requires participation in Council meetings. At least three meetings of the Texas Nonprofit Council will be held in Austin, Texas each year, and may extend through August 2016. Members will not receive compensation for participation on the Texas Nonprofit Council. Council members will not be reimbursed for travel expenses.
To apply Send a completed application to:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
909 W 45th, Building 555
Mail Code 2010
Austin, TX 78751
*Applications must be received no later than close of business August 30, 2013.