Or. Admin. R. 698-025-0100 - Grant Reporting Requirements
(1) Upon project completion, the grantee will provide the Commission and OWEB's Board with a copy of the project completion report. Final project accounting and reporting are due no later than 60 days following the project completion date.
(2) The project completion report and annual reports shall demonstrate how the grantee's funded project(s) demonstrated clear succession planning benefits to Oregon agricultural landowners or operators and their service providers. Evidence of this may include, but is not limited to:
(a) The number of people who participated in the program;
(b) The geographic, commodity, and other demographic indicators of participation in the program;
(c) Documented improved understanding of succession planning by program participants;
(d) Documented measurable changes in behavior of participants, including the percentage or number of agricultural landowners or operators who take the next step toward succession planning, complete a plan, and implement the plan;
(e) Documented improved understanding by participants of tools to reduce conversion or prevent fragmentation of working land, and promote economic viability and ecological sustainability of agricultural operations; and
(f) Other documentation of the project's success in contributing to achieve the purpose of this grant program.
(3) The Director or the Commission may authorize an independent performance audit of any Succession Planning Grant grantee. The Director may restrict future grant funds if the Director determines the grantee is not complying with the rules of the Succession Planning Grant Program.
(4) In addition to project reports, the Commission may conduct program evaluations that may include:
(a) Changes in USDA Census of Agriculture or similar data that would indicate a change in adoption of succession planning by Oregon agricultural landowners or operators;
(b) Surveys of agricultural landowners or operators on the status of succession plans; or
(c) Other trends in working land ownership and use.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 541.984, ORS 541.988, ORS 541.989
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 541.977-541.989
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