Project applications will be reviewed based on application completeness and the evaluation criteria adopted by the Board for each grant type in these rules.
A regular grant applicant may be any tribe, watershed council, soil and water conservation district, not-for-profit institution, school, community college, state institution of higher education, independent not-for-profit institution of higher education, or political subdivision of this state that is not a state agency. A state agency or federal agency may apply for funding under this section only as a co-applicant with one of the other eligible entities. Any of these applicants or co-applicants may also serve as a fiscal agent for grants.
The Board may require additional information to aid in evaluating and considering a proposed watershed project.
The Board may use a regional review team or other technical team to review grant applications and make funding recommendations to the staff or Board.
The Board may rank projects in selecting projects for funding.