02 NCAC 59C .0409         PRIORITY CRITERIA

The commission shall determine the order in which approved applications shall receive state grant funds by evaluating the following criteria:

(1)           financial resources of the local sponsoring organizations: preference will be given to projects which offer the greatest assurance of the availability of funds for the local cost share;

(2)           nonstructural measures: projects which include non‑structural measures in the work plan will be given preference for grant funds;

(3)           regional benefits: projects which provide benefits to an area greater than the project area or the area of jurisdiction of the approved applicant are preferred;

(4)           state‑owned lands and properties: preference will be given to projects which include direct benefit to state‑owned lands and properties;

(5)           geographic regions: it is the preference of the commission to balance grant awards across the regions of the state; to that end the geographic location of the current project and the location of projects with previous grants will be considered;

(6)           multipurpose uses: projects which include multiple purposes such as, flood prevention, water supply and recreation, will be given preference;

(7)           land treatment: preference will be given to projects which include land treatment in the project work plan;

(8)           authorization date: project work plans with the earliest authorization dates will be given preference;

(9)           EDA area: if the applicant's area is designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency, as an Economic Development Area, the project will be shown preference;

(10)         engineering work: preference will be given to projects which have the engineering work completed or underway; and

(11)         other special considerations as determined by the commission.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-840; 139‑4(d); 139‑56;

Eff. September 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 06C .0414 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.