OAR 736-056-0040
Evaluation of Applications


Eligible applications received by the announced deadlines shall be evaluated by the Department.


The Department shall include review criteria in grant guidelines, manual, or application for each new grant cycle.


The Department will establish a Grant Review Committee to review grant applications and provide recommendations for funding to the Department. The Department shall invite the Oregon Department of Transportation and Business Oregon to provide representatives to serve on a review committee. The committee may include representatives of the Department of Land Conservation and Development, Main Street organizations, historic preservation specialists or other appropriate experts.


The Grant Review Committee shall score the applications based on the evaluation criteria and then rank applications in order of priority based on a formula considering:


The community’s need for main street revitalization and economic development which may include but is not limited to wage and income rates.


The anticipated results of the proposed project in revitalizing the community which may include but is not limited to private investment, job creation or retention, establishing or expanding viable businesses, or creating a stronger tax base.


The community’s level of support of the project as evidenced by the applicant’s level of participation in Oregon Main Street or other evidence.


The applicant’s capability to work with stakeholders such as local officials, business owners, building owners, or other partners in designated local communities or designated downtown areas.


The applicant’s capability of carrying out the proposed project.


The level of investment demonstrated through matching funds and source of funds.


The location of the project within the state (a minimum of 50 percent of available grant funds are reserved for projects in rural areas).


Compliance with any other criteria contained in the grant announcement, handbook, or application.

Source: Rule 736-056-0040 — Evaluation of Applications, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=736-056-0040.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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