(1)Frequency. An allocation plan for distribution of legislatively authorized funds for the upcoming or current biennium will be developed each biennium by the Advisory Council. The final allocation plan must be approved by the Attorney General or designee.
(2)Purpose. The allocation plan shall help to accomplish one or more of the following:
(a)Increase the effective use of Fund dollars;
(b)Support the greater efficiency of the administration and use of grant dollars; and
(c)Further the objectives set forth in ORS 147.453 (Oregon Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Fund).
(3)Process. The following process shall be followed in making revisions:
(a)The Advisory Council shall review current Oregon Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Fund data, including outcomes, challenges and successes.
(b)The Advisory Council shall gather input from a broad range of stakeholders.
(c)The Advisory Council shall review other relevant information including, but not limited to: the amount of funds available for grant awards; existing funding data from other state-administered funds available to applicants; and current state and national research on program effectiveness and victims’ needs.
(d)Based upon information gathered pursuant to paragraphs (a)–(c) of this section, the Advisory Council shall create a list of suggested revisions.
(e)The Advisory Council shall consider the list created according to paragraph d) of this section in order to make recommendations to the Attorney General or his designee as to revisions to the allocation plan. The recommendations shall address the specific categories in which awards will be made, whether each award category shall be competitive or non-competitive, the portion of total funds appropriated that will be available in each award category, and eligibility criteria. The Advisory Council may recommend that a specific portion of the Fund be reserved for a specific sub-group of eligible applicants or that funding prioritize a specific sub-group of eligible applicants.
(f)The final decision as to revisions to the allocation plan shall be made by the Attorney General or his designee.
Rule 137-086-0030 — Allocation Plan,