(1) The Notice of Grant Opportunity/Request
For Applications (RFA) shall describe the review criteria and shall also
include information on grant requirements, timelines, and process.
(2) Department staff shall develop a grant
application review sheet that facilitates the review process. All members of
the Grant Review Team shall use the grant application review sheet.
(3) The Department shall conduct a
first-level administrative review to determine whether minimum proposal
requirements are met, and the application is complete.
(4) The Grant Review Team shall evaluate the
merits of the proposal against the review criteria and make a funding
recommendation for each proposal for the Director's consideration. Applicants
may be invited to make presentations to provide additional information to the
Grant Review Team at review meetings.
(5) After the Grant Review Team has completed
the technical review, Department staff shall compile Grant Review Team
recommendations for the Director, which shall also include information such as
geographic distribution, services to special populations, the applicant's
history, if any, as a state grantee, and the applicant's capacity to perform
be forwarded to the Director for final review and selection, as provided in OAR