(1) Division staff
will review completed grant applications to determine eligibility.
A grant review committee will be
appointed by the Director. The Council will recommend representatives to the
Director to be named to the committee. The grant review committee will review
and score applications deemed eligible as identify in OAR 414-470-0025
Applications will be scored on the Preschool Promise Provider's ability to meet
Preschool Promise requirements as established in OAR 414-470-0040
(3) The review committee will make funding
recommendations to the Director. The Director will make final decisions for
(4) The Division will
notify grant recipients of awards and announce the awards on its
(5) The Division will
offer to enter into a grant agreement with each prospective grant recipient
using terms and conditions acceptable to the Division.
(6) Prospective grant recipients forfeit the
awarded grant if a signed grant agreement is not returned to the Division
within 90 calendar days of receiving a grant agreement. This provision does not
apply to federally recognized Oregon Indian tribes.
(7) Forfeited grant funds will be used to
fund next highest scored application(s).
(8) The Early Learning Division will
determine the amount of funding available for every Request for Applications.
Applicants may appeal funding decisions by following the process outlined in
the Request for Applications. The Early Learning Division will notice
applicants of their appeal rights in the language that applicants identified in
their application. Notices will provide contact information of Early Learning
Division employees available for assistance to applicants in the appeals
process. The Early Learning Division will provide information on how funding
decisions and slot awards will be made for each funding cycle in the Request
for Application. Final allocations are based in part on funding
Or. Admin. R.
7-2023, temporary suspend filed 03/24/2023, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS