Grant Application Processing
(1)Commission staff will evaluate each county’s application based on the criteria provided in OAR 213‐060‐0060, and will make recommendations to the Grant Review Committee. If the recommendation by staff to the Grant Review Committee would be to not fund the grant proposal, the Commission staff shall first work with applicant to attempt to rehabilitate the application.
(2)The Grant Review Committee will review each county’s grant application and the recommendations of Commission staff, and notify the Commission regarding which applications it has approved. The Grant Review Committee may reject portions of the application that fail to meet the criteria set forth in OAR 213‐060‐0060. Approval by the Grant Review Committee is subject to final approval by the Commission. The Commission may either approve the grant application or return the application for reconsideration by the Grant Review Committee.
(3)Upon request of the Grant Review Committee, the Commission shall decline to grant the full grant amount requested by a county, provide technical assistance, withhold approved grant funds, or terminate further distribution of the grant award if a county does not reduce utilization of imprisonment in Department of Corrections facilities by offenders convicted of felonies described in ORS 137.717 (Presumptive sentences for certain property offenders), 475.752 (Prohibited acts generally) to 475.980 (Affirmative defense to ORS 475.969, 475.971, 475.975 (1) and 475.976 (1)), 811.182 (Criminal driving while suspended or revoked), 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants), or 813.011 (Felony driving under the influence of intoxicants).
(4)The Commission will review and evaluate approvals of the Grant Review Committee, and provide a final approval or will return the application for reconsideration by the Committee. The Grant Review Committee may submit to the Commission, and the Commission may approve, provisional funding plans for counties applying for grants. The Commission will notify applicants of the decision of the Commission within 60 days from the expiration of the grant application deadline. If there are extenuating circumstances, the Commission may, in its sole discretion, extend the deadline for award notification. The Commission will prepare a grant award agreement for each grant awarded, which will set forth the terms, conditions, and requirements of the grant. The Commission may issue a provisional one year award with continued funding contingent upon improved performance and progress toward the goals of justice reinvestment as set forth in OAR 213‐060‐0060.
(5)The Commission may amend a grant awarded under this rule. After the grant is awarded the Commission may amend the amount originally awarded based on non‐compliance with the terms of the award. If the recommendation by staff to the Commission would be not to continue to fund the grant proposal, the Commission staff shall first work with applicant to attempt to rehabilitate the application.
Rule 213-060-0070 — Grant Application Processing,