05-071 C.M.R. ch. 122, § 4 - REQUIREMENTS, CRITERIA, PRIORITIES

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. Requirements

A grant application must:

A. Be filed by an eligible entity;
B. Be filed in accordance with Title 20-AM.R.S. chapter 114-A, this rule and any guidance provided by the Department in calling for applications;
C. Include a project plan that meets the standards for use of the Fund, set forth in Title 20-AM.R.S. section2651, subsection 2; and
D. Include a project budget and budget narrative that meet the standards for use of the Fund, set forth in Title 20-A M.R.S. section2651, subsection 2.
2. Programmatic criteria for evaluating grant applications

An application that meets the requirements of subsection 1 must be evaluated on the basis of the following programmatic criteria:

A. Based on project design and applicant capacity, whether the project is likely to be successfully implemented;
B. Based on project design and applicant capacity, whether the project is likely to meet its stated objectives;
C. Whether the project is likely to result in efficiencies without harming student achievement;
D. Whether the project is likely to result in increased student achievement;
E. The degree to which the project presents an innovative approach to improving educational practice.
3. Budget criteria for evaluating grant applications

An application that meets the requirements of subsection 1 must be evaluated on the basis of the following budgetary criteria:

A. The degree to which the project budget and budget narrative together are reasonable (i.e. realistic);
B. The degree to which the project budget and budget narrative together support the accomplishment of the goals of the project;
C. The degree to which the project budget and budget narrative together provide support for the continuation of the project plan in a sustainable way without additional grants from the Fund or other sources through projected savings and/or reallocation of resources.
4. Priority areas

In their project plans, applicants are encouraged to address any or all of the priorities listed in Title 20-A M.R.S. section2651, subsection 3.

Notes

05-071 C.M.R. ch. 122, § 4

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