Sec. 4020.5 - Application. Scored Sections

ยง 4020.5. Application. Scored Sections

(a) In addition to the items described in section 4020.4 and 4020.6, each Application shall contain the information listed in subsections (b) through (g). A panel consisting of not fewer than three (3) nor more than six (6) professional, full-time employees of the Agency shall evaluate all eligible Applications based upon the categories and point values described in subsections (b) through (g) and the scoring methods described in subsection (h).

(b) Lead Agency: The local agency responsible for administering the Grant. If the Lead Agency is a local reuse authority five (5) points will be awarded. If the lead agency is not a local reuse authority zero (0) points will be awarded. As used in this section "local reuse authority" means a city, county, joint powers authority, or non-profit corporation which has been designated by a jurisdiction to oversee it base reuse activities.

(c) Award Frequency (0 to 5 points): The number of Grants awarded to the Applicant by the Agency.

(1) Five (5) points will be awarded to Applicants which have never received a Grant; three (3) points to Applicants which have received one (1) prior Grant; and zero (0) points to Applicants which have received two (2) or more prior Grants.

(2) Applicants which submit more than one (1) funding request in a Grant cycle shall prioritize each Application submitted based upon the needs which exist in the Applicant's jurisdiction. If the Application with highest priority is selected for funding, the Agency shall lower the scores of the other Applications submitted by the Applicant pursuant to the procedures described in subsection (c)(1).

(d) Grant Type: (0 to 10 points): Applications for Planning Grants shall be awarded up to ten (10) points. Applications for Implementation Grants shall be awarded up to 5 points if the proposed project contained in the Application includes infrastructure projects or job-creation projects located on a military base in the Applicant's jurisdiction. Applications for Implementation Grants which do not include infrastructure projects or job-creation projects located on a military base in the Applicant's jurisdiction shall be awarded up to two (2) points. As used in this section "infrastructure projects" means programs and initiatives the Applicant will implement in its jurisdiction to improve or build physical systems and services which support development and people. Examples of infrastructure projects include, but are not limited to, utilities and service systems including: power or natural gas, communications systems, local or regional water treatment or distribution facilities, sewer or septic tanks, storm water drainage, solid waste disposal, and circulation. As used in this section "Job creation projects" means programs and initiatives the Applicant will implement in its jurisdiction to develop full-time jobs.

(1) Applications for Planning Grants shall include the following:

(A) A description of how the proposed plan relates to and is different from previously prepared plans or previously implemented projects which address Defense Adjustment in the Applicant's jurisdiction. All previously prepared plans addressing Defense Adjustment in the Applicant's jurisdiction shall be attached to the Application as Exhibit A.

(B) A list of the organizations that will be involved in implementing the proposed plan.

(C) A description of the short- and long-term goals of the proposed plan.

(D) A description of previous and current outreach efforts directed toward businesses and organizations in the Applicant's jurisdiction which have been adversely affected by Defense Conversion.

(E) Other proposals for Defense Adjustment in the Applicant's jurisdiction.

(2) Applications for Implementation Grants shall include the following:

(A) The number and type of full-time jobs the proposed implementation project is expected to directly create or retain during the three (3) year period following the award of the Grant. This description shall include an explanation of how this estimate was derived, identify the amount of Grant funding necessary to create or retain each position, and list the dollar amount and source of any other funding the Applicant will use for job creation or retention.

(B) A description of the Applicant's Defense Adjustment strategy and how the proposed implementation project supports this strategy. If the Applicant's Defense Adjustment strategy is contained in an existing plan, attach this plan as Exhibit A.

(C) A description of the short- and long-term goals of the proposed implementation project.

(D) A description of previous and current outreach efforts directed toward businesses and organizations in the Applicant's jurisdiction which have been adversely affected by Defense Conversion.

(E) Other proposals for Defense Adjustment within the Applicant's jurisdiction.

(e) Need: 0 to 10 points.

(1) The Applicant's reasons for not providing the entire non-federal match required to receive Federal Assistance.

(2) The Applicant's efforts to obtain non-federal funding for the Federal Assistance project from sources other than the Agency. Include as Exhibit J a declaration from the Applicant's budget officer or chief administrative officer certifying that other sources of funds are not available.

(3) The adverse impacts experienced by the Applicant's jurisdiction or adjacent jurisdictions as a result of Defense Adjustment including: the percentage of job loss and indirect job loss using the categories contained in the current version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and reductions in community services and revenues. This description shall also include the potential impact to the Applicant's jurisdiction if the Grant request is denied.

(f) Regional Impact: 0 to 10 points. How the proposed project will directly assist the Applicant in addressing local and regional economic needs. Indicate how the proposed project will be linked, through shared initiatives or collaborative activities, to regional business and community development resources for the purpose of addressing regional and local aspects of base reuse and to complete the scope-of-work outlined in the Federal Assistance grant. Examples of community development resources include: community colleges, economic development groups, chambers of commerce, professional or industrial associations, regional marketing associations, Team California (a cooperative network of public and private economic development leaders that bring together resources and expertise from organizations throughout the state to promote business investment and job creation), or the Defense Marketing Association (a statewide advertising collaborative initiated by the Agency to combat the devastating loss of jobs caused by the closure and downsizing of major military bases and numerous defense facilities in California).

(g) Achievements: 0 to 10 points. Indicate what has been accomplished to date to advance the conversion and reuse of military bases in the Applicant's jurisdiction including a description of how local, federal, and state grants previously awarded to the Applicant for Defense Adjustment were used and the efficiency and effectiveness of the projects funded with those grants.

(h) Applications receiving a total score of twenty-five (25) or more points shall be ranked and funded in descending order by number of points scored until all available funds have been committed except as provided for in subsection (i). Applications scoring below twenty-five (25) points shall be disqualified from current consideration but may reapply during a subsequent funding cycle. In the event of a tie score between two or more Applicants whose total request for matching funds exceeds the remaining Grant funds available, the Agency shall apply the following "tie-breaker" protocol: the Applicant awarded the most points pursuant to the subsection 4020.5(e) criterion shall win the tie-breaker. If both Applicants received the same number of points on the subsection 4020.5(e) criterion, the Applicant awarded the most points pursuant to subsection 4020.5(f) criterion shall win the tie-breaker.

(i) The Agency shall be authorized to set-aside up to ten percent (10%) of the Grant money allocated by the Legislature for award to Applicants which did not qualify for funding pursuant to subsection (h). The Agency shall award the ten percent (10%) set-aside to Applicants which requested Grants of $50,000 or less and received a total score of twenty-five or more points. The Applicants shall be ranked and funded in descending order by number of points scored until all of the available set-aside funds have been committed.

(1. New section filed 7-13-93 as an emergency; operative 7-13-93 (Register 93, No. 29). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-10-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (a) and (b)-(d) filed 2-7-94 pursuant to title 1, section 100, California Code of Regulations (Register 94, No. 6). 3. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(g) (Register 94, No. 7). 4. New section filed 2-16-94; operative 2-16-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 94, No. 7). 5. Editorial correction of History 1 (Register 94, No. 7). 6. Editorial correction of History 1 and 3, adding new History 4, and History note renumbering (Register 95, No. 22). 7. Amendment of section and Note filed 10-13-95 as an emergency; operative 10-13-95 (Register 95, No. 41). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-10-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 8. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-13-95 order transmitted to OAL 1-30-96 and filed 3-13-96 (Register 96, No. 11). 9. Amendment filed 12-4-96; operative 12-4-96 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 96, No. 49). 10. Repealer and new section filed 6-18-99; operative 7-18-99 (Register 99, No. 25).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 15330, Government Code. Reference: Section 15332, Government Code.

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