Applicants choosing to appeal funding decisions must file a written appeal with
the administrator within ten calendar days of the written notification of the
program's funding decisions.
All letters of appeal shall clearly state the reason(s) for the appeal and
evidence of the reason(s) stated. Reason(s) for appeal must be based on a
contention that the rules and procedures governing the funding process have not
been applied properly. All appeals must clearly state in what manner the
division failed to follow the rules of the selection process as governed by
these administrative rules or procedures outlined in the application materials
provided to all applicants by the division. The letter of appeal must also
describe the remedy being sought.
(3) If an appeal is filed within the ten
calendar days, the division shall not enter into a contract with any applicant
involved in the application process being appealed until the administrator has
reviewed and decided on all appeals received in accordance with the criteria in
subrules 31.8(1) and 31.8(2). The administrator shall consider the information
submitted by the appellant and relevant information from division staff when
conducting the review. The review shall be conducted as expeditiously as
possible so that all funds can be distributed in a timely manner.
(4) The decision of the administrator shall
represent the final division action for the purpose of implementing Iowa Code
Iowa Admin. Code r. 421-31.8
December 29, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 13, effective