Proposal Review and Evaluation Approval
Department staff will review Proposals received to determine whether a Proposal is complete and the Proposer and the Project are eligible for program funds.
If a Proposer, an organization submitting Proposal, or Project is not eligible for program funds, the Department will notify the Proposer that the Proposal request is ineligible.
The Department may deem a Proposal ineligible
if the Proposer or Project fails to meet eligibility requirements in these rules,
Proposer fails to provide requested information in writing by the date required by the Department, or
if the Proposal contains false or misleading information.
The Director will consider protests of the eligibility determination for the HIOPs program. Only the affected Proposer may protest. Protests must be submitted in writing to the Director within 30 days of the date the Proposer was notified of being ineligible. The Directors decision is final.
Department staff will coordinate with Oregon InC to evaluate Proposals using the criteria listed in section 123-089-0040 and any other relevant information necessary to compare project Proposals. A review committee will be formed from Oregon InC members, technical advisors, and other experts as identified by the Department and Oregon InC. The committee will make a recommendation to Oregon InC on which projects should be funded. Oregon InC will make funding recommendations to the Director of the Department, which shall approve the awards.
Funding decisions approved by the Department are final.