Formula for the Distribution of Funds to Counties under ORS 406.310 and 406.454
(1)The formula in subsection (2) of this rule for the distribution of funds described in ORS 406.310 (Director authorized to aid veterans’ organizations) and 406.454 (Distribution formula) to the counties is based on the consideration of the following factors:
(a)A base amount will be provided for each county;
(b)The number of veterans residing in each county;
(c)The existing veterans’ service resources available in each county;
(d)The rehabilitation of the greatest number of Oregon veterans; and
(e)The elimination, as much as possible, of any duplication of effort and inefficient expenditure of funds.
(2)The Department will review applications from all qualified counties and distribute funds allocated to the Department under ORS 406.310 (Director authorized to aid veterans’ organizations) and ORS 406.454 (Distribution formula) for counties based on the following formula:
(a)Base funds. The Department will distribute 55% of all funds available to qualified counties as a base amount. After subtracting the base funds distributed to the counties that share services of a county veteran service officer as described under section (3) of this rule, the remaining base funds will be distributed equally among the remaining counties that do not share a county veteran service officer.
(b)Veteran population funds. The Department will distribute 45% of all funds available to qualified counties based on the total veterans population in Oregon divided by the number of veterans residing in a county.
(3)As an allocation of the base funds available described under subsection (2)(a) of this rule, if two or more counties share the expenses of an accredited county veteran service officer who provides veteran services to these counties for at least 1,000 hours per year, the Director shall determine a base amount of funds for each of these counties and distribute that amount, after considering the following factors:
(a)Number of veterans served;
(b)Geographical accessibility to veterans served; and
(c)Number of county veteran service officers needed.
Rule 274-030-0570 — Formula for the Distribution of Funds to Counties under ORS 406.310 and 406.454,