34 CFR § 645.30 - How does the Secretary decide which grants to make?
(a) The Secretary evaluates an application for a grant as follows:
(i) The Secretary evaluates the application on the basis of the selection criteria in § 645.31.
(ii) The maximum score for all the criteria in § 645.31 is 100 points. The maximum score for each criterion is indicated in parentheses with the criterion.
(i) If an applicant for a new grant proposes to continue to serve substantially the same target population and schools that the applicant is serving under an expiring project, the Secretary evaluates the applicant's prior experience of high quality service delivery under the expiring Upward Bound project on the basis of the outcome criteria in § 645.32.
(ii) The maximum total score for all the criteria in § 645.32 is 15 points. The maximum score for each criterion is indicated in parentheses with the criterion.
(iii) The Secretary evaluates the PE of an applicant for each of the three project years that the Secretary designates in the Federal Registernotice inviting applications and the other published application materials for the competition.
(iv) An applicant may earn up to 15 PE points for each of the designated project years for which annual performance report data are available.
(v) The final PE score is the average of the scores for the three project years assessed.
(b) The Secretary makes grants in rank order on the basis of the application's total scores under paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section.
(c) If the total scores of two or more applications are the same and there are insufficient funds for these applications after the approval of higher-ranked applications, the Secretary uses whatever remaining funds are available to serve geographic areas that have been underserved by the Upward Bound Program.
(d) The Secretary does not make a new grant to an applicant if the applicant's prior project involved the fraudulent use of program funds.