15A NCAC 14C .0106 GRANT PROPOSAL FORMAT AND CONTENT
(a) General Requirements--Grant proposals shall be brief and concise, using the form available from the Boards office. One original copy, suitable for reproduction, shall be submitted to the Board. To facilitate uniform review, proposals shall include the following:
(1) A letter of transmittal, identifying the responsible party, summarizing the project, and signed by the authorized local government, corporate, or agency official;
(2) A statement of need stating the specific nature of the waste management problem being addressed and why improvements are needed;
(3) A description of the proposed project, listing the project's goals and objectives and describing the proposed project, stating the proposed steps or tasks, providing a concise statement of the expected results and potential benefits of the project, and describing the mechanism to determine the effectiveness and success of the project;
(4) Sufficient information to demonstrate the ability of the applicant to perform the project in a timely manner;
(5) A statement of project costs, including a detailed line item budget outlining how the money will be spent and accounting for the required cash or in-kind 20 percent in matching funds. (A budget form may be obtained from the Board's office.); and
(6) A timeline or chart describing the sequence of tasks and dates for completion.
(b) Specific requirements for grants to communities where facilities are sited or are proposed.--Grant proposals in communities where facilities are sited or are proposed shall satisfy the general requirements set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, shall address local issues and concerns, and shall demonstrate a need for the proposed project. If applicable, the proposal must include sufficient information to demonstrate the efforts made to achieve balanced representation in compliance with Rule .0005(a) of this Section. Projects must be specific, citing detailed areas of investigation and expected results. Projects shall address one or more of the following objectives:
(1) To independently review the permit or license for a proposed waste management facility or studies relating to the various elements considered in the permit or license application;
(2) To study the potential local or regional environmental or socioeconomic impacts associated with a proposed waste management facility;
(3) To study and clarify the complex legal issues involving regulation and operation of a proposed waste management facility;
(4) To determine the local costs and benefits of a proposed facility;
(5) To promote public education, information, and participation in the permitting or licensing process; and
(6) To develop negotiation strategies among facility developers, state agencies, and the public.
(c) Requirements for grants to communities for waste management education - Grant proposals for communities for general education about hazardous or low-level radioactive waste management shall address local issues and concerns and demonstrate a need for the proposed project.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-285.13(5); 143B-285.13(14); 143B-285.13(15);
Eff. January 4, 1993.