Or. Admin. R. 736-057-0130 - Evaluation of Preserving Oregon Grant Program Applications

(1) The department shall provide review criteria in grant guidelines or manual and application for each new grant cycle.
(2) The department shall evaluate applications that it receives by the announced deadlines.
(3) The department will establish a Grant Review Committee to review grant applications and provide recommendations for funding to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. The committee may include representatives of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, historic preservation specialists or other appropriate experts.
(4) The Grant Review Committee shall score the applications based on the evaluation criteria and then rank applications in order of priority based on a formula considering:
(a) For properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places projects of the Preserving Oregon Grant:
(A) Giving higher priority to publicly owned resources and private nonprofit resources, and properties that offer the greatest public benefit through visual access and interpretive or educational value;
(B) Properties that are not publicly owned or nonprofit-owned must have exceptional significance or extraordinary public benefit to compete;
(C) Geographic distribution; and
(D) Additional evaluation will be based on demonstrated project readiness and the matching dollar share in-hand commitment.
(b) For archaeology projects of the Preserving Oregon Grant:
(A) Projects that discover or study previously untold perspectives and histories of people frequently excluded from historic interpretation;
(B) Projects with a well-prioritized, clearly explained work plan with an appropriate level of detail and realistic cost estimates;
(C) Geographic diversity;
(D) Project readiness, including matching dollar share in-hand; and
(E) Shows that it is part of a larger project or has far reaching results and uses beyond the submission of the product to the State Historic Preservation Office.
(c) For the Diamonds in the Rough Grant of the Preserving Oregon Grant Program:
(A) Prioritize commercial or public buildings in Certified Local Government communities, designated Main Street areas, or local or National Register historic districts;
(B) Projects with a well-prioritized, clearly explained work plan with an appropriate level of detail and realistic cost estimates;
(C) Projects that will generate dramatic "before-and-after" results, a high level of transformation;
(D) Geographic diversity; and
(E) Project readiness, including matching dollar share in-hand.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 736-057-0130
PRD 3-2020, adopt filed 02/21/2020, effective 2/21/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 390.124 & ORS 358.617

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 358.475, ORS 358.605 & ORS 358.612(2) and (12)

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