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Funds are appropriated by the Georgia Legislature in the annual or supplemental budget process. Grants are awarded to applicants with proposed projects which will increase the local supply of public recreation lands and/or facilities either through the purchase of real property, facility development or rehabilitation of existing facilities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Applicants.</B> All legally constituted entities (cities, counties, recreation commissions or authorities with legislative sanction) may apply for grant funds under this program. Eligible applicants must apply for grants under this program in a manner and format prescribed by the Department. Applications and related instructions for applying may be received by writing to the Department at the following address: <P>Department of Natural Resources</P> <P> Grants Administration and Planning</P> <P> 205 Butler Street, S.E.</P> <P> Suite 1352</P> <P> Atlanta, Georgia 30334</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Procedures.</B> The typical calendar of an annual funding cycle follows: <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>July 1-</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Public announcement of the Application Process.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Sept. 1-</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Applications due.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Sept.-Oct.</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Staff reviews, evaluates and ranks applications.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>October-</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Advisory Committee reviews staff recommendations.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Late October-</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Funding recommendations are presented to the Board of Natural Resources for action.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>November 1-</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Announcement of grant awards.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Nov.-Dec.</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Staff completes paperwork for formal commitment of funds.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>The above schedule may be altered should funds be appropriated in a supplemental budget, although the same basic process will be followed.</P> <P>Eligible applications shall make application to the Department of Natural Resources by the specified deadline in the manner and format outlined in the program application. Each application package shall include responses to program criteria for which the applicant seeks points, including appropriate justification and supporting documents. All grants are subject to applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations (including but not limited to environmental compliance specified in NEPA and GEPA and non-discrimination laws.) Applications must be received by the specified deadline. Contact the Department of Natural Resources at the above address for a copy of the criteria and formal grant application procedures.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Program Criteria.</B> Each applicant must respond to Minimum Requirements and Evaluation Criteria as follows.</td> </tr> </table> <P><B>Minimum Requirements</B></P> <P>The following minimum requirements apply to all applicants for assistance:</P> <P><B>Equal Opportunity.</B> The applicant must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other State and Federal laws of non-discrimination. This means that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or disability for recreation programs and facilities sponsored and operated by the applicant.</P> <P><B>State and Federal Laws/Regulations.</B> Applicants must comply with existing laws and regulations for receiving and expending state and federal grant money including, but not limited to, public notices, bidding, and purchasing requirements, Georgia Environmental Policies Act, and related environmental rules and regulations.</P> <P><B>Operation and Maintenance.</B> The applicant must have a satisfactory track record on the operation and maintenance of public recreation areas and facilities. Those with no track record are exempt from this requirement.</P> <P><B>Grant Administration.</B> The applicant must have demonstrated a capability for administering grants. The applicant is not ruled out if a grant has never been awarded. It is possible, however, that applicants who have received grants previously and <B>have not</B> demonstrated the capability for administering grants may not be in compliance with the requirement.</P> <P><B>User Fees.</B> The applicant agrees that user fees resulting from this application cannot be so large as to be exclusionary.</P> <P><B>EVALUATION CRITERIA</B></P> <P>Grants will be evaluated based on a numerical score on the following criteria:</P> <P><B>Community Priority.</B> The project is identified as a specific priority through the applicant's community planning process, responding to citizen identified needs and furthering the comprehensive planning process.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>35</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project is identified as a high priority need in the applicant's recreational master plan <U>and</U> in the local government's comprehensive land use plan.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project is identified as a high priority need in the applicant's recreational master plan <U>or</U> in the local government's comprehensive land use plan.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project has been identified as a high priority need by a community study or citizen's panel.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project does not address the community's priority needs.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Severity of Need.</B> The project provides for a new or increased recreational experience within the applicant's service area.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>50</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>There are <U>no</U> public recreational facilities within project service area.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>There are limited public recreational facilities available within the project service area.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>There are many and varied recreational facilities and opportunities available, but 100% of the population needs are not being met.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>There are no unmet needs.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Community Partnerships.</B> The project involves a partnership with various private and public sectors. Partnerships are created with other public agencies or with private recreational providers.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project involves a partnership with four or more public and/or private groups or agencies.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>he project involves a partnership with two or three public and/or private groups or agencies.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>he project involves no partnerships within the community.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Handicapped Accessibility.</B> The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that all new facilities meet accessibility requirements and that existing facilities be rehabilitated to provide for reasonable accommodations. All recreational projects shall consider accessibility. However, points are rewarded for efforts to provide additional accommodations.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>30</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project will <U>rehabilitate</U> existing facilities to provide reasonable accommodations.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project is for construction of new accessible facilities and will also provide <U>three</U> or more accommodations which will link the new construction to other amenities and areas of the park.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project is for construction of new accessible facilities and will also provide one additional accommodation which will link the new construction to other amenities and areas of the park.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project provides no additional accommodation beyond that which is required by law for the construction of new facilities.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Acquisition and Protection of Natural Resources.</B> Priority is given to projects that will acquire real property for recreation, conservation or resource protection that may also be in imminent danger of being lost to the applicant and irretrievable.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project will acquire real property for recreation, conservation and/or resource protection which is in imminent danger of being lost to the applicant and may be irretrievable.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project will acquire real property for recreation and/or conservation which will protect outstanding natural resources.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project will acquire real property for recreational use.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The proposed project does not address real property acquisition.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Leverage of Grant Funds.</B> The state grant is expanded with additional public or private funds, materials, or services.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project involves leveraging of other public and/or private investments equal to the amount of the grant.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project involves leveraging of other public and/or private investments equal to one-half the amount of the grant.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>There is no leveraging of additional funds.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Community Benefits.</B> The project will benefit a variety of residents and will provide more than one recreational opportunity.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project is for a multi-use development or existing property.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>The project is for a single use development of existing property.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>Community Operation and Maintenance Commitment.</B> The project is included as part of the community recreational facilities and will be maintained as part of the community's infrastructure after grant money is no longer available.</P> <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P><B>Points</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Applicant has made a written commitment (letter, resolution of intent, etc.) to continue full funding for the maintenance of the project.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Applicant has made a written commitment for the maintenance of the project through private resources.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>0</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Applicant has not committed to implement a maintenance plan.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.02" name="391-5-13-.02" title="391-5-13-.02">Rule 391-5-13-.02 Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&amp;WCF)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The purpose of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&amp;WCF) is to provide no more than fifty percent matching grant assistance to eligible applicants for acquisition of real property and/or development of recreation facilities for general purpose public outdoor recreation. Lands and facilities must be for <B>outdoor</B> recreation or directly support outdoor recreation; must be open to the general public without discrimination during reasonable times and hours; must be maintained and operated for public outdoor recreation in perpetuity. <P>Specific criteria which address recreation issues as identified in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) are used to evaluate the grant applications. Grants are awarded to applicants with proposed projects which will increase the local supply of public outdoor recreation lands and/or facilities either through the purchase of real property, facility development or rehabilitation of existing facilities.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible Applicants. All legally constituted entities (cities, counties, recreation commissions, or recreation authorities with legislative sanction) may apply for grant funds under this program. Eligible applicants must apply for grants under this program in a manner and format prescribed by the Department. Applications and related instructions for applying may be received by writing to the Department at the following address: <P>Department of Natural Resources</P> <P>Grants Administration Unit</P> <P>2600 Hwy 155 SW</P> <P>Stockbridge, Georgia 30281</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application Procedures. The typical calendar of an annual funding cycle follows: <P>February Public announcement of the Application Process.</P> <P>April Applications due (specific deadline assigned each year in the public announcement).</P> <P>May-June Staff reviews, evaluates, and ranks applications.</P> <P>June Funding recommendations are presented to the Board of Natural Resources.</P> <P>August Applications are submitted to National Park Service for approval.</P> <P>September Staff completes paperwork for formal commitment of funds.</P> <P>Eligible applicants shall make application to the Department of Natural Resources by the specified deadline in the manner and format outlined in the program application. Each application package shall include responses to program criteria for which the applicant seeks points, including appropriate justification and supporting documents. All grants are subject to applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations (including but not limited to environmental compliance specified in NEPA and GEPA and non-discrimination laws) and each application must include appropriate compliance documentation. Applications must be received by the specified deadline. Contact the Department of Natural Resources at the above address for a copy of the criteria and formal grant application procedures. The above schedule may be altered, but the same basic process will be followed.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program Criteria. Each applicant must respond to Minimum Requirements and Evaluation Criteria as summarized below: <P><U>Minimum Requirements</U></P> <P>These are requirements that an applicant must meet in order to be considered for a L&amp;WCF grant. There are no points attached to these requirements. Only one of two situations can occur; (1) Yes-the applicant meets all minimum requirements and is therefore eligible for consideration based on how a proposed project scores under the Evaluation Criteria; (2) No- the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements and is therefore ineligible for consideration of funding. The following minimum requirements apply to all applicants for assistance:</P> <P>Title VI Compliance</P> <P>Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973</P> <P>Legally constituted entity as sponsor</P> <P>Satisfactory park operations and maintenance track record</P> <P>Demonstrated capability for administering grants</P> <P>Submit a resolution regarding the availability of a 50% match</P> <P>Non-exclusionary user fees</P> <P>Compliance with all state and federal regulations, rules and legislation</P> <P>Significant citizen participation in the planning process</P> <P><U>Evaluation Criteria</U></P> <P>Below are sections within the Evaluation Criteria. Each section has one or more criteria to which a variable number of points are attached. These criteria are designed to measure the overall concept of the proposed project. Because not all criteria are equally important, the criteria are weighted.</P> <P>Administrative Criteria</P> <P>Planning Efforts</P> <P>Rehabilitation Projects</P> <P>Development Projects</P> <P>Acquisition Projects</P> <P>Partnership Development</P> <P>The above mentioned criteria sections and requirements can be found in their entirety in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Pre-application packet. This package is available from the Department of Natural Resources at the address listed in "(2) Eligible Applicants."</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Review of Grant Applications. Applications received from eligible applicants are reviewed by the grants staff to determine both program eligibility and a ranking score. Specific criteria, as outlined above, are used to evaluate the grant applications. Each application is evaluated according to the criteria and assigned a number score. Grants are recommended for funding on the basis of the score, and normally only one grant per year per applicant. A grant ceiling is usually set at the beginning of the application cycle based on the level of appropriation. All funds are allocated on an annual basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Awarding of Grant Funds. Upon completion of the review and ranking of all applications by staff and the review of staff recommendations by the Advisory Committee, funding recommendations are presented to the Board of Natural Resources for review and action. Following action by the Board, the grants staff completes paperwork including the contracting process with the grant recipients. The grant period is normally not more that two years, and funds will flow to the grant recipient on a reimbursable basis as the work progresses. A grant recipient's land and/or facilities are subject to periodic inspections by grants staff for appropriate operation and maintenance and compliance with applicable state and federal laws.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.03" name="391-5-13-.03" title="391-5-13-.03">Rule 391-5-13-.03 Recreational Trails Program (RTP)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Purpose and Name</U>. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) coordinates and administers federal pass through grants for recreational trails. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides federal funding to states for grants for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects to construct new recreational trails, improve/maintain existing trails, develop/improve trailhead or trailside facilities, and acquire trail corridors. Funding for this federal grant program is derived from that portion of the federal gasoline tax paid on the gasoline purchased for non-highway recreational vehicles-off-highway motorcycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, and off-highway trucks. The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, or his designee, is designated as the principal official for coordinating with the FHWA. O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-2-6&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-2-6</a> provides the statutory basis for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to administer this federal pass through grant program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Grant Recipients</U>. All applicants must be currently registered in SAM.gov with a unique Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Applications from project sponsors not meeting this criterion will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed. Eligible grant recipients include: <P>· Georgia Qualified Local Governments (counties and municipalities approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs), including legally constituted recreation boards, commissions, or authorities with legislative sanction</P> <P>· State Agencies</P> <P>· Federal Agencies</P> <P>· Nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, if applying for eligible educational program grants that promote recreational trail safety and environmental protection</P> <P>Prospective applicants may be deemed <U>not </U> eligible to apply if they have active or previously awarded grants through GA DNR which are not in full compliance with federal and state requirements. Successful completion of projects in a timely and efficient manner is a key goal of the RTP grant program. RTP staff will review each application for eligibility to determine:</P> <P>· Whether the applicant is on schedule with all active GA DNR grant projects, and</P> <P>· Whether the applicant is in compliance with all applicable guidelines for current and past projects</P> <P>Serious instances of non-compliance may result in application denial. Past non-compliance may also be cause for GA DNR to place additional requirements or special conditions on the grant, if selected, and as allowed by <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=200.207&amp;title=2#" target="_newtab">2 CFR 200.207</a>.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>RTP Grants General Scope, Terms and Conditions</U>. FHWA funds allocated to States for RTP grants must be distributed as follows: 30 percent for motorized trail uses, 30 percent for non-motorized trail uses, and 40 percent for diverse trail uses. Funds allocated to the States also include a portion available for educational programs that promote safety and environmental protection as those objectives relate to the use of recreational trails. <P>The RTP grant program is a reimbursement program. Grant recipients pay for 100 percent of the costs and then submit required documentation for reimbursement for 80 percent of eligible costs, up to the grant award amount. Match requirements can be met by private donations of funds, materials, right-of-ways, and services at fair market value. Applicant must document the availability of the required minimum twenty percent (20%) match for each application.</P> <P>RTP grant recipients will have 24 months to complete the project from the date of the signed project agreement.</P> <P>Project costs are eligible for 80% reimbursement only if incurred after the project has been approved for funding by the FHWA, and a project agreement has been signed. Project sponsors cannot be reimbursed for work done prior to the project agreement date.</P> <P>Due to the competitive process for these grants, upon execution of a project agreement with a grant recipient, any requests for additional funding or significant changes in the scope must be approved by GA DNR staff and the FHWA.</P> <P>Grant recipients will be required to attend a fiscal briefing before execution of the signed project agreement.</P> <P>Permitted uses of RTP Grant funds include:</P> <P>· Construction of new recreational trails open to the public on state, county, municipal or private lands where a recreational need for such construction is shown.</P> <P>· Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages for recreational trails. Trailside and trailhead facilities includes trail components or associated facilities which serve the purpose and safe use of the recreational trail, and may include, but are not limited to, the following: drainage, crossings, stabilization, parking, signage, controls, shelters, hitching rails, water trail vessel launch facilities, bike racks, fencing, motorized access barriers, underpasses, and water, sanitary, and access facilities.</P> <P>· Acquisition of easements or fee simple title from a willing seller to property for recreational trails or recreational trail corridors.</P> <P>· Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails.</P> <P>· Lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance heavy equipment, and purchase of hand tools.</P> <P>· Provide access and use of recreational trails by persons with disabilities.</P> <P>· Redesign, reconstruction, non-routine maintenance or relocation of recreational trails to benefit the natural environment or to mitigate and minimize the impact to the natural environment.</P> <P>· Construction of new recreation trails crossing federal land if the project is consistent with resources management plans. Approval will be contingent upon compliance with all applicable laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.</P> <P>· Educational programs that promote safety and environmental protection as those objectives relate to the use of recreational trails.</P> <P>Uses not permitted with RTP Grant funds include:</P> <P>· Condemnation of any kind of interest in property.</P> <P>· Construction of new recreation trails for motorized use on National Forest or Bureau of Land Management lands that have been recommended for Wilderness designation.</P> <P>· Upgrading, expanding, or otherwise facilitating motorized use or access to recreational trails predominantly used by non-motorized recreational trail users and on which, as of May 1, 1991, motorized use was prohibited or had not occurred.</P> <P>· Road construction or sidewalks.</P> <P>· Purchase of recreational trail construction and maintenance heavy equipment. (Does not include hand tools.)</P> <P>· Administrative staff time, overhead or indirect charges are not allowable charges.</P> <P>· Feasibility studies.</P> <P>· Playground equipment or campground development.</P> <P>Minimum grantee compliance requirements include:</P> <P>· Equal Opportunity: The grantee must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other state and federal laws of non-discrimination. The applicant must certify that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental handicap for any program, activity, or facility sponsored, operated, or constructed under the sub-grant project.</P> <P>· State and Federal Laws / Regulations: Grantee shall comply with all federal, state and local laws, regulations, executive orders and ordinances applicable to the grant agreement or to usage of the grant funds. Key regulations applicable to RTP include but are not limited to:</P> <P>· 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards</P> <P>· 2 CFR 1201</P> <P>· FHWA Recreational Trails Program Interim Guidance</P> <P>· <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=206&amp;title=23#" target="_newtab">23 U.S.C. 206</a> Recreational Trails Program</P> <P>· <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=104&amp;title=23#104(h)" target="_newtab">23 U.S.C. 104(h)</a>, Recreational Trails Program Apportionments</P> <P>· <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=106&amp;title=23#" target="_newtab">23 U.S.C. 106</a>, Project Approval and Oversight</P> <P>· <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1.36&amp;title=23#" target="_newtab">23 CFR 1.36</a>, Compliance with other Federal Laws and Regulations</P> <P>· 23 CFR 771, Environmental Requirements</P> <P>· <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=635.410&amp;title=23#" target="_newtab">23 CFR 635.410</a> Buy America</P> <P>· 49 CFR 29, Suspension and Debarment</P> <P>· Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970</P> <P>· <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=114&amp;title=23#" target="_newtab">23 U.S.C. 114</a>, Convict Labor</P> <P>· 23 U.S.C. Prevailing Wage Rate (Davis Bacon Act)</P> <P>· Grantees have statutory responsibilities to provide opportunities for the participation of people with disabilities in recreational trails activities funded under the RTP. Federal laws that affect the design, construction, alteration, and operation of trail facilities include the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 7(20), shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The ABA requires that facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with funds supplied by the United States Federal Government be accessible to the public. Current regulations implementing these statutes contain requirements that apply to existing trail construction and program operations and adopt technical standards to guide new trail construction and alterations of existing networks.</P> <P>· Buildings and facilities newly-constructed or altered with Federal funds are subject to the accessibility requirements contained in the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), the standard currently referenced in the ABA.</P> <P>· Accessibility in Federally-assisted programs is governed by the requirements of the United States Department of Transportation regulations (49 CFR Part 27) implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=794&amp;title=29#" target="_newtab">29 U.S.C. 794</a> ).</P> <P>· The United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) Title II implementing regulations (28 CFR Part 35) describe the obligations of State and local governments for existing facilities and program operations, and require Title II entities (public entities) to comply with either UFAS or the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) developed by the United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board when constructing or altering facilities.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>RTP Application Process</U>. RTP will begin each funding cycle in September of odd number calendar years with a public announcement soliciting eligible grant projects from eligible project sponsors, and posting of the specific grant cycle applications and instructions on the GA DNR website. Each funding cycle application announcement will include the following: <P>· Estimated total dollar amount of grant funding available for that cycle</P> <P>· Minimum and Maximum grant award amounts available</P> <P>· Deadlines, application forms, specific requirements, and procedures for submission of the pre and second-level grant applications and required supporting documents</P> <P>RTP biennial grant opportunities will involve a competitive pre-application process followed by an invitation only second-level application process. The detailed RTP pre-application and second-level application forms, instructions, due dates, format, required forms/documents, required drawings/maps, and project scoring criteria are available at the DNR website at: <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>.</P> <P><U>Pre-Application Process</U>: Pre-applications are due in November of odd numbered years. The exact due date is included in the grant cycle announcement posting to the DNR website at: <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. All aspects of the pre-application must be completed electronically. Pre-applications must be submitted by the deadline stated on the grant cycle announcement or the application will not be eligible for review. The pre-application should include the following:</P> <P>· Cover letter on official letterhead signed by the chief elected official/executive director/president</P> <P>· A signed Pre-application Form to include a response to each of the evaluation criterion</P> <P>· A resolution adopted by the governing entity of the applicant authorizing the application and committing all matching funds required to complete the proposed project</P> <P>· A narrative description of the proposed project</P> <P>· Estimate of cost</P> <P>· Preliminary site plan</P> <P>· Plat and/or legal description of the property proposed for purchase and/or development</P> <P>· Location map</P> <P>· Letters of commitment from partners providing grant match of any type</P> <P>All pre-applications are reviewed by the RTP staff to verify applicant eligibility, and priority rank the eligible applications based on project evaluation criteria. The pre-applications, and assigned scores and rankings are also reviewed by the Georgia Recreational Trails Advisory Committee. The highest ranking proposed projects will be invited to submit a second-level application. All applicants will be notified in April in even numbered years whether they have or have not been selected to submit the second-level application.</P> <P><U>Second-level Application</U>: Applicants with selected pre-applications will be invited to submit a second-level application. Second-level applications are due in May in even numbered years, and shall contain the following:</P> <P>· A cover letter on entity letterhead</P> <P>· A signed application cover sheet</P> <P>· Detailed project budget</P> <P>· Environmental assessment:</P> <P>_____Concurrence from the Army Corps of Engineers</P> <P>_____Concurrence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</P> <P>_____Concurrence from the Georgia DNR Historic Preservation Division</P> <P>If real property is to be acquired with grant funds, land must be surveyed for hazardous materials to avoid acquiring property that is a source of liability.</P> <P>· Environmental Screening Form and Environmental Checklist</P> <P>· Copy of Deed to Property</P> <P>NOTE: If real property is to be acquired with grant funds, the acquisition must comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (The Uniform Act). Implementation regulations for the Act are found in 49 CFR Part 24. <B>Do not acquire property until after the grant agreement has been executed and consultation with GA DNR has occurred.</B></P> <P>· Signed statement from landowner expressing support (This is applicable if the applicant and landowner are not the same. <B>A recorded easement allowing trail construction will be required from the landowner</B> before construction begins.)</P> <P>· Approvals to cross a public highway or a public utility right-of-way (if applicable)</P> <P>· Maps: Property Boundary Area Map</P> <P>Preliminary Site Map, clearly depicting project components</P> <P>Site Location Map</P> <P>· Detailed Project Development Budget</P> <P>· Local Program Implementation Schedule</P> <P>Second-level applicants who are unable to meet all requirements for a complete application by the May deadline may be granted an extension by the GA DNR RTP staff, up to August 31 of the same year. Detailed instructions, guidance, specific due dates, applications and required forms are available at: <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>.</P> <P><U>Education Projects</U> - Education projects must have a direct relationship with a recreational trail or trails, and can include: safety education and environmental protection programs, and the production of trail-related educational materials such as information displays, printed materials, video, audio, and interactive computer displays. Parties interested in applying for an education project grant must consult with the Georgia Recreational Trails Program staff prior to submitting an application.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Application Review Process and Timeline</U>. <P>· May, odd number calendar years - Georgia DNR announces biennial funding cycle via public announcement and website posting of information</P> <P>· September, odd number calendar years - Pre-application period opens</P> <P>· November, odd number calendar years- Deadline for Pre-application</P> <P>· Pre-applications are reviewed for eligibility, scored and ranked by the GA DNR RTP staff. Georgia RTP Advisory committee also reviews application rankings, and the Georgia DNR Board is informed of the applicant rankings. Copies of the selected pre-applicants are forwarded to the Federal Highway Administration.</P> <P>· April, even number calendar years- All pre-applicants are notified, and selected pre-applicants are invited to submit second-level applications. The second-level application process certifies completion of all environmental assessments and required environmental permits, land ownership or easements, and verifies the applicant's financial ability to complete the project as proposed.</P> <P>· May, even number years- Deadline for second-level applications</P> <P>· Second-level applicants who successfully complete all requirements and submit all necessary documents by the deadline will be recommended for grant approval to FHWA. Second-level applicants who are unable to complete all requirements by the May deadline may be allowed an extension of time until August 31, with approval by the GA DNR RTP staff.</P> <P>· Grant funds will be available to successful applicants upon approval by FHWA, a fiscal meeting with the GA DNR RTP staff, and execution of a Project Agreement between GA DNR and the applicant.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Criteria for RTP Grant Awards</U>. The public announcement for each RTP funding cycle, available at the DNR website, <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>, will contain the specific criteria used in rating the applications. The criteria used to rank applications shall include: <P>· Degree to which the proposed project meets the project area's recreational trail needs</P> <P>· The population demographics served by the project</P> <P>· Trail connectivity to other trails, parks, or greenspaces</P> <P>· Project enhancement of economic development opportunities</P> <P>· Public support and financial partners for the proposed trail project</P> <P>· Long-term management, operations, and maintenance plans and commitments</P> <P>· Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility</P> <P>· Applicant's history in administering and completing grant funded projects</P> <P>· Mitigation of environmental impacts</P> <P>· Ability to fully complete all aspects and requirements of the pre-application and second-level application</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Application Submittal, Program Information</U>- All applications should be submitted electronically. <P>Complete information on the Georgia Recreational Trails Grant Program, including links to Federal guidelines and complete application instructions, guidance, and required forms are available at: <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.04" name="391-5-13-.04" title="391-5-13-.04">Rule 391-5-13-.04 Georgia Heritage Grants historic preservation grants program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Statutory Basis: </B>The Georgia Heritage Grants historic preservation grants program is established in accordance with and under the authority provided to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-5&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-5</a>, § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-50.1&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-50.1</a>, and § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-58&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-58</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose: </B>The purpose of the Georgia Heritage Grants historic preservation grants program is to encourage the preservation of historic properties, to stimulate economic development and neighborhood revitalization, to support community preservation projects that provide a public benefit, and to assist local communities in developing sound preservation projects.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Program Administration:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Historic Preservation Division (HPD) shall develop procedures, applications, forms, contracts, and other materials as necessary to administer the Georgia Heritage Grants program, which shall include, but not be limited to: establishing timelines and deadlines on an annual, cyclical basis for announcing grant application availability, application due date, project awards date, project reporting dates, and project completion date; developing application and project review procedures; establishing minimum requirements for project management of grants by recipients; developing guidance and informational materials, including providing definitions; and developing policies and procedures to rescind grant awards for non-performance and to re-award recaptured funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notice of the start of the grant cycle shall be posted by the fourth Friday in April through HPD's electronic newsletter, website posting, and by other means as determined appropriate by HPD. The notice shall include, at a minimum, a summary description of the grant program and eligibility and eligible activities requirements, date of application availability, deadline for submitting applications, and directions for obtaining an application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant application forms and instructions shall be available in electronic format; paper format application materials shall be available upon request.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligibility Requirements: </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Georgia local government entity, including counties, municipalities, and duly authorized agencies or instrumentalities of a county or municipality, including but not limited to, local authorities and local boards; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Private, secular non-profit organizations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.042)">2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible resources include historic properties such as buildings, structures, sites, districts, objects, and archaeological sites and as further defined in program application instructions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.042)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Properties and resources owned or controlled by a church, religious denomination, or sectarian institution are not eligible.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.043)">3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project properties must be listed, either individually or as a contributing property to a historic district, in the Georgia Register of Historic Places, or be eligible for listing and officially listed prior to the disbursement of funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.044)">4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible project activities fall into two categories: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.044)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Development activities</B>, including stabilization, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and archaeological investigation of historic properties; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.044)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pre-development activities</B>, including plans and specifications, historic structure reports, feasibility studies, and other building-specific or site-specific preservation plans, and survey and planning activities, including historic resource surveys, archaeological surveys, National Register nominations, preservation planning projects, and information and education activities. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General Terms and Conditions:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individual grant award limits will be established and announced for each grant cycle based on available funding. Recipients must provide a cash match equal to 40% of the approved total project cost, as defined by HPD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipients may be required to attend a grant workshop immediately after grant awards are announced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant-assisted project work must follow recognized applicable preservation standards and techniques as provided for in the <B>Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation. </B>These include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)1)">1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Preservation Planning, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)2)">2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Identification, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)3)">3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Evaluation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)4)">4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Registration, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)5)">5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Historical Documentation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)6)">6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Architectural and Engineering Documentation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)7)">7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Archeological Documentation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)8)">8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)9)">9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings, and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(c)10)">10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipients must execute a grant agreement with HPD and comply with all its provisions, including maintaining complete financial records for all activities covered by the grant agreement and providing an audited report after completion of the project. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adequate progress toward completion of the project must be documented by the recipient and approved by HPD before payment of intermediate reimbursements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Twenty (20) percent of the grant funds shall be withheld until HPD approval of the completed project.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For projects receiving grant assistance for development activities, a preservation agreement will be executed to assure public access, maintenance, and compliance with preservation standards for five years from completion and approval of the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project planning and construction documents and work product shall be reviewed and approved by HPD under terms established by the grant agreement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects and/or project areas will be available for inspection by HPD staff during construction or the grant period, as applicable, and be facilitated by the grant recipient upon reasonable notice. Reasonable notice shall include pre-arranged scheduled visits, mutually agreed upon times, or 1-week notice of intent to visit by HPD staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-compliance with (5) (a) through (g) above and any terms &amp; conditions of the grant agreement may result in the rescission of the grant award.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Procedures:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants shall make application to the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, by specified deadlines, on current state fiscal year grant application forms, and in the manner and format provided for in the grant application instructions. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the sole discretion of HPD, a prior year application form for an unfunded project may be accepted in lieu of a current state fiscal year application form, provided that the scope of the proposed project is unchanged and other information is current or updated, including project contact and administrator information, authorized signatures, and matching fund resolution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Selection Criteria:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of HPD staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proposed projects shall be evaluated by the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resource meets eligibility requirements</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project concept is appropriate for resource</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project design is consistent with applicable preservation and/or professional standards</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project fills demonstrated preservation need</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project provides a public benefit</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resource is exceptionally significant or one of a few surviving examples of an important type</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resource is of a type identified by HPD as having a high priority for preservation assistance</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statewide distribution of projects in applicant pool</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Urgency of need/degree to which the historic resource is threatened</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.04(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grants shall be awarded to the extent of established available funding based on HPD staff recommendations as approved by the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or duly delegated authority.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.05" name="391-5-13-.05" title="391-5-13-.05">Rule 391-5-13-.05 Historic Preservation Fund preservation grants program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Statutory Basis: </B>The Historic Preservation Fund preservation grants program is established in accordance with and under the authority provided to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources by the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=470&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16 USC 470</a> ), O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-5&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-5</a>, § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-50.1&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-50.1</a>, and § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-58&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-58</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose: </B>The purpose of the Historic Preservation Fund preservation grants program is to provide financial assistance for projects that encourage the preservation of historic properties, that support the programs and services authorized in the National Historic Preservation Act, that strengthen community abilities for developing sound preservation projects, and that address the goals and objectives of the State Historic Preservation Plan. These federal grants are available through the Historic Preservation Fund, as authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act, appropriated by the U.S. Congress, and administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Program Administration:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Historic Preservation Division (HPD) shall develop procedures, applications, forms, contracts, and other materials as necessary to administer the Historic Preservation Fund Grants program, which shall include, but not be limited to: establishing timelines and deadlines on an annual, cyclical basis for announcing grant application availability, application due date, project awards date, project reporting dates, and project completion date; developing application and project review procedures; establishing minimum requirements for project management of grants by recipients; developing guidance and informational materials, including providing definitions; and developing policies and procedures to rescind grant awards for non-performance and to re-award recaptured funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notice of the start of the grant cycle shall be posted by the first Friday in December through HPD's electronic newsletter, website posting, and by other means as determined appropriate by HPD. The notice shall include, at a minimum, a summary description of the grant program and eligibility and eligible activities requirements, date of application availability, deadline for submitting applications, and directions for obtaining an application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant application forms and instructions shall be available in electronic format; paper format application materials shall be available upon request.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligibility Requirements:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants include any designated Certified Local Government in Georgia, officially designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants must be current in their CLG Annual Report submittals.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible project activities fall into three categories: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Survey and planning activities</B>, including historic resource surveys, archaeological surveys, historic contexts, National Register nominations, preservation planning projects, and public education activities and as further defined in program application instructions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pre-development activities</B>, including plans and specifications, historic structure reports, feasibility studies, and other building-specific or site-specific preservation plans. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible resources for pre-development projects include historic properties such as buildings, structures, sites, districts, objects, and archaeological sites and as further defined in program application instructions.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Development activities</B>, including stabilization, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and archaeological investigation of historic properties; restoration and protection of historic landscaping; and archaeological site protection. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible resources for development projects include historic properties such as buildings, structures, sites, districts, objects, and archaeological sites and as further defined in program application instructions. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ground disturbing activities shall require archaeological investigation to identify and locate any archaeological resources and to collect information to evaluate National Register eligibility prior to finalizing the development proposal. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Archaeological site protection and stabilization projects shall require resurvey of the site to confirm boundaries, location, and condition prior to finalizing plans and specifications for proposed treatments. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(b)3.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Properties and resources owned or controlled by a church, religious denomination, or sectarian institution are not eligible for development projects. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For development projects: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Properties must be listed, either individually or as a contributing property to a historic district, in the National Register of Historic Places prior to the awarding of funds; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior completed pre-development documentation for the project property must be submitted with the application, including reports, plans, project design/architectural drawings, and specifications that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Are relevant and sufficient to assess the potential impact of the proposed work on the historic resource; and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(4)(c)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Demonstrate conformity with the Secretary of the Interior's "Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties."</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General Terms and Conditions:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ten percent of the total annual Historic Preservation Fund allocation for Georgia must be awarded to Certified Local Governments. Individual grant award limits will be established and announced for each grant cycle based on available funding. Recipients must provide a cash or <I>in-kind </I>match equal to 40% of the approved total project cost, as defined by HPD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipients may be required to attend a grant workshop immediately after grant awards are announced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant-assisted project work must follow recognized applicable preservation standards and techniques as provided for in the <B>Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation. </B>These include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)1)">1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Preservation Planning, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)2)">2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Identification, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)3)">3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Evaluation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)4)">4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Registration, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)5)">5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Historical Documentation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)6)">6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Architectural and Engineering Documentation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)7)">7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for Archeological Documentation, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)8)">8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)9)">9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings, and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(c)10)">10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipients must execute a grant agreement with HPD and comply with all its provisions, including maintaining complete financial records for all activities covered by the grant agreement and providing an audited report after completion of the project. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adequate progress toward completion of the project must be documented by the recipient and approved by HPD before payment of intermediate reimbursements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Twenty (20) percent of the grant funds shall be withheld until HPD approval of the completed project.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For projects receiving grant assistance for development activities, a preservation agreement will be executed to assure public access, maintenance, and compliance with preservation standards for five years from completion and approval of the project or as otherwise required by Federal regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project planning and construction documents and work product shall be reviewed and approved by HPD under terms established by the grant agreement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects and/or project areas will be available for inspection by HPD staff during construction or the grant period, as applicable, and be facilitated by the grant recipient upon reasonable notice. Reasonable notice shall include pre-arranged scheduled visits, mutually agreed upon times, or 1-week notice of intent to visit by HPD staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(5)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-compliance with (5) (a) through (g) above and any terms &amp; conditions of the grant agreement may result in the rescission of the grant award.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Procedures:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants shall make application to the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, by specified deadlines, on current federal fiscal year grant application forms, and in the manner and format provided for in the grant application instructions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the sole discretion of HPD, a prior year submitted application for an unfunded project may be accepted in lieu of a current/new federal fiscal year application form, provided that the scope of the proposed project is unchanged and other information is current or updated, including project contact and administrator information, authorized signatures, and matching fund resolution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Evaluation &amp; Selection Criteria:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of HPD staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proposed <B>Survey &amp; Planning </B>projects shall be evaluated by the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project or activity is appropriate in relation to previous and/or future preservation activities</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project or activity is consistent with applicable preservation and/or professional standards and methodology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project or activity fills demonstrated preservation need</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project or activity provides a public benefit</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project or activity is of a type identified by HPD as having a high priority for preservation assistance</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statewide distribution of projects in applicant pool</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Urgency of need/degree to which the (potential) historic resource/area is threatened</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project or activity is an ongoing, recurring, or concluding project or activity that is identified by HPD as also beneficial to HPD programs/outreach activities</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proposed <B>Pre-development and Development </B>projects shall be evaluated by the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resource meets eligibility requirements</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project concept is appropriate for resource</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project design is consistent with applicable preservation and/or professional standards</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project fills demonstrated preservation need</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project provides a public benefit</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resource is exceptionally significant or one of a few surviving examples of an important type</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resource is of a type identified by HPD as having a high priority for preservation assistance</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statewide distribution of projects in applicant pool</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(c)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Urgency of need/degree to which the historic resource is threatened</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.05(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grants shall be awarded to the extent of established available funding based on HPD staff recommendations as approved by the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or duly delegated authority.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.06" name="391-5-13-.06" title="391-5-13-.06">Rule 391-5-13-.06 Historic Cemetery Heritage Tourism Grant Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Definitions</U>: As used in this Rule, the term: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Division" means the Division of Historic Preservation of the Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Grant program" means the Historic Cemetery Heritage Tourism grant program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nonprofit organization" means a corporation, foundation, governmental entity, or other legal entity, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual holding an interest in such entity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Local jurisdiction" means any county or municipality in this state and any duly authorized agency or instrumentality of a county or municipality.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Name of Grant Program</U>: Through a letter of agreement, the Department of Economic Development has provided second round funding for the Division to administer a special grant program entitled the Historic Cemetery Heritage Tourism Grant Program. The Division shall manage, supervise, and administer the grant program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Recipients</U>: Nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>General Scope and Purpose and Terms and Conditions</U>: Each grant will be for a period of one year. The grant may be used to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make competitive, matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions for the purpose of promoting the preservation, conservation, and marketing of the state's historic cemeteries through heritage tourism efforts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make competitive, matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions for the preservation and promotion of the state's historic cemeteries.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make competitive, matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions for the purpose of funding activities related directly to heritage tourism and historic cemeteries, including research and documentation; signage, heritage education, tour development, interpretative programs, festivals; brochures, DVDs, Website development, and other publications; and training and workshops.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Award Criteria</U>: The Division's Grant Review Committee will score the grant applications based on the following criteria. The scoring consists of <B>one </B>possible point for each of the General Project Design Questions listed below, for a total of <B>5 </B>points, with up to an additional <B>5 </B>points for the Eligible Project Activity, for a maximum total of <B>10 points</B> per application. Cemeteries listed in the Georgia or National Registers of Historic Places, either individually or as part of a historic district will be given funding priority. The director shall review and make recommendations to the commissioner, who shall approve each grant. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>General "Project Design" Questions</U> (1 point each): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose: Is the purpose of the project clearly stated, and will the project work achieve the stated purpose?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schedule/Budget/Personnel/Methodology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Can all project work be completed within the grant cycle?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is the project budget adequate and reasonable, and is the required matching share assured from eligible sources?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a capable project manager and fiscal manager within the applicant organization been clearly identified?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have previous HPD projects been managed well? Have deadlines been met?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Will the project personnel meet program requirements and will volunteers or untrained personnel have training and/or direct supervision by qualified personnel?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is it clearly evident that appropriate methodology will be used, and that federal and state standards and procedures will be followed?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project Need: Is the project an appropriate action or strategy for the promotion of heritage tourism and economic development at this time?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project Impact and Visibility: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Will the project contribute to the <I>long-rang</I>e goals of the community and/or the organization and the preservation/promotion of its historic cemetery and other historic resources, and cultural assets?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Will the project results be made widely available to the public, have long-term effects, and be a catalyst for heritage tourism and/or historic preservation in the area?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local Support: Is there evidence of local support for this project?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Project Activities</U> (5 points): <I>(Applications will be evaluated in only one eligible activity category)</I> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Signage/Heritage Education/Tour Development/Interpretative Programs/Festivals:<I> Will the project convey the history of the cemetery to the visitor?</I><I>Will it provide a baseline from which heritage tourism can have an authentic foundation? </I>Projects in this category may include, but are not limited to, cemetery signage, cemetery history programs, interpretive programs for a cemetery, curriculum or tour development for k-12, heritage camp or after-school programs, heritage festivals, or continuing adult or senior education<I>.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Research/Documentation: <I>Will the project ultimately advance economic development using heritage tourism and historic preservation? </I>Projects may include, but are not limited to, cemetery histories, cemetery surveys, preservation plans, condition assessment reports, background research for interpretative programs, or documentation for historic markers within the cemetery.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Brochures/DVDs/Website Development/Other Publications: <I>Will this project promote and enhance the visitor experience to a cemetery, making accessible the interpretation and documentation that a community has carefully researched?</I> Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, development of marketing tools such as walking/driving tour brochures and DVDs, promotion of heritage festivals and other events; advertising/marketing campaigns, and website development.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(5)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Training/Workshop: <I>Will the training or workshop project provide opportunities for staff and/or volunteers or others that will help a community to utilize and promote their historic cemetery?</I> Training or workshops should improve the function of or enhance public appreciation for a historic cemetery. Examples include, but are not limited to, a training workshop for staff or volunteers on how to conduct heritage tours of the cemetery, a workshop on how to promote a historic cemetery, a workshop on how to conduct historical research for interpretation, or a workshop on the care and maintenance of the cemetery.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Application Information</U>: Grant applications will be available from the Division beginning on February 13, 2009 via the following mechanisms: email carole.moore@dnr.state.ga.us; telephone (404) 463-8434; the Division's website <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gashpo.org" target="_blank">www.gashpo.org</a>; or mail - DNR/HPD, 34 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1600, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 20, 2009. Awards will be made in May 2009.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.07" name="391-5-13-.07" title="391-5-13-.07">Rule 391-5-13-.07 Historic Theater Heritage Tourism Grant Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Definitions</U>: As used in this Rule, the term: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Division" means the Division of Historic Preservation of the Department of Natural Resources</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Grant program" means the Historic Theater Heritage Tourism grant program</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nonprofit organization" means a corporation, foundation, governmental entity, or other legal entity, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual holding an interest in such entity</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Local jurisdiction" means any county or municipality in this state and any duly authorized agency or instrumentality of a county or municipality</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Name of Grant Program</U>: Through a letter of agreement, the Department of Economic Development has provided one-time funding for the Division to administer a special grant program entitled the Historic Theater Heritage Tourism Grant Program. The Division shall manage, supervise, and administer the grant program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Recipients</U>: Nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>General Scope and Purpose and Terms and Conditions</U>: Each grant will be for a period of one year. The grant may be used to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make competitive, matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions for the purpose of promoting the preservation, conservation, and marketing of the state's historic theaters through heritage tourism efforts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make competitive, matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions for the preservation and promotion of the state's historic theaters.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make competitive, matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions for the purpose of funding activities related directly to heritage tourism and historic theaters, including research and documentation; signage, heritage education, tour development and interpretative programs; brochures, DVDs, Website development, and other publications; and training and workshops.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Award Criteria</U>: The Division's Grant Review Committee will score the grant applications based on the following criteria. The scoring consists of <B>one </B>possible point for each of the General Project Design Questions listed below, for a total of <B>10 </B>points, with up to an additional <B>10 </B>points for the Eligible Project Activity Categories, for a maximum total of <B>20 points</B> per application. Theaters listed in the Georgia or <P>National Registers of Historic Places, either individually or as part of a historic district will be given funding priority. The director shall review and make recommendations to the commissioner, who shall approve each grant.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>General "Project Design" Questions</U> (1 point each): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose: Is the purpose of the project clearly stated, and will the project work achieve the stated purpose?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schedule: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is the project appropriately phased?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Can all project work be completed within the grant cycle?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Budget: Is the project budget adequate and reasonable, and is the required matching share assured from eligible sources?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Management/Personnel: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a capable project manager and fiscal manager within the applicant organization been clearly identified?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have previous HPD grant projects been managed well?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have deadlines been met?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)4.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Will the project personnel meet program requirements and will volunteers or untrained personnel have training and/or direct supervision by qualified personnel?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Methodology: Is it clearly evident that appropriate methodology will be used and that federal and state standards and procedures will be followed?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project Need: Is the project an appropriate action or strategy for the promotion of heritage tourism and economic development at this time?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project Impact: Will the project contribute to the <I>long-range</I> goals of the community and/or the organization and the preservation/promotion of its historic theater?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Project Visibility: Will the project results be made widely available to the public, have long-term effects, and be a catalyst for heritage tourism and/or historic preservation in the area?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local Support: Is there evidence of strong local support for this project?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Minority and/or Disability-Related: Does the project impact or benefit a minority-related resource or does the project provide assistance and/or information to persons with disabilities?</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Project Activity Categories</U> (10 points): <I>(If a project meets the criteria for one category only, up to 10 points may be awarded for that activity. If a project falls under more than one category, 10 points may be divided among each appropriate category. Scoring for multiple categories cannot exceed <B>10 points total.</B>) </I> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Research &amp; Documentation:</B><I> Does the research and documentation project provide a foundation upon which heritage tourism can build?</I> Projects may include National Register nominations, histories, background research for interpretive programs, or documentation for historic markers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Interpretation &amp; Education:</B><I>Does the interpretation project convey the history of the theater to the visitor? </I>Projects in this category may include signage, exhibits, history programs, interpretive plans, curriculum or tour development for K-12, after-school workshops for K-12, or continuing adult or senior education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Planning</B>: <I>Does the planning project advance economic development using heritage tourism and historic preservation?</I> Projects in this category may include preservation plans, tourism plans, or condition assessment/historic structure reports, as they relate to the historic theater.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Marketing: </B><I>Does the marketing project promote and enhance the visitor experience to the historic theater, making accessible the interpretation and documentation that have been carefully researched?</I><I>Does it assist in audience building? </I>Eligible projects would include development of marketing tools such as brochures, DVDs, and signage; promotion of special events; advertising campaigns; and website enhancement or development.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(5)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Training/Workshops:</B><I>Does the training/workshop provide opportunities for staff, volunteers, and/or others that will help the organization or community use and promote its historic theater and increase visitation?</I> Training or workshop opportunities must be justified as essential to improving the function of, or enhancing public appreciation for, a historic theater. Examples include, but are not limited to, a training workshop for staff or volunteers on how to conduct tours of the theater; a workshop on how to promote a historic theater; a workshop on how to conduct historical research for interpretation; a workshop on the care and maintenance of the theater; or a workshop for actors or theater set designers.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Application Information</U>: Grant applications will be available from the Division no later than March 1, 2011 via the following mechanisms: email carole.moore@dnr.state.ga.us; telephone (404) 463-8434; the Division's website <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gashpo.org" target="_blank">www.gashpo.org</a>; or mail - DNR/HPD, 254 Washington Street, SW, Ground Level, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-9007. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2011. Awards will be announced by June 30, 2011.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.10" name="391-5-13-.10" title="391-5-13-.10">Rule 391-5-13-.10 Flood Recovery Grants For Historic Perservation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The purpose of the Flood Recovery Grants for Historic Preservation is to encourage the rehabilitation of flood-damaged historic properties in local communities, to provide technical assistance to preserve and maintain historic properties, and to heighten public awareness of preservation and demonstrate its public benefit. Grants are awarded for stabilization, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Terms and Conditions.</B> Properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, either as an individual or as a contributing property to a historic district, or be eligible for listing in the National Register. Properties must be located within any of the 55 flood disaster counties. Activities must be related to the July 1994 floods. Grants require no matching funds. Grant-assisted project work must follow recognized preservation standards and techniques as outlined in the <I>Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties</I> and <I>Standards for Rehabilitation.</I> Letters of agreement will be executed to assure public access, maintenance, and compliance with preservation standards for five years, as required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Applicants.</B> Any local or state government entity (cities, counties, authorities, state agencies, boards), private, non-profit organizations, or private individuals may apply for grants under this program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Procedures.</B> Eligible applicants shall make application to the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, by the specified deadline in the manner and format outlined in the application. Funds are allocated in two rounds. For a copy of the grant application form and criteria and National Register information forms, contact the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 156 Trinity Street, SW, Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30303. The funding cycle follows: <P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Round I</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>October 16</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Public announcements of applications.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>November 16</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Applications due.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Nov/Dec</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Staff reviews, evaluations and ranking.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>December 21</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grant awards approved and announced by the Commissioner and SHPO</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>January 31</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Contracts executed.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>March 31</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Contractors selected and work underway.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>September 30</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Project work completed.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P> Round II</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>February 22</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Applications due.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Feb/Apr</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Staff reviews, evaluations and ranking.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>April 10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grant awards approved and announced by the Commissioner and SHPO</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>April 30</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Contracts executed.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>July 3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Contractors selected and work underway.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>September 30</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Project work completed.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Selection Criteria.</B> Each application is scored on the eight Project Design Criteria and the five General Criteria. Additional points are added based on the extent of damage to the property. The application must demonstrate how the project meets the criteria. <P><B>PROJECT DESIGN</B></P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Purpose:</U> Is the purpose of the project clearly stated, and will the project work achieve the stated purpose?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Schedule:</U> Is the project appropriately phased, and can all project work reasonably be completed within the time frame?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Budget:</U> Is the project budget adequate and reasonable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Management:</U> Can the applicant readily assume grant administration and preservation agreement responsibilities?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Personnel:</U> Will the project personnel meet state and federal preservation requirements?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Methodology:</U> Is it clearly evident that appropriate methodology will be used, that federal and state standards, procedures, and accepted preservation techniques will be followed relative to the significance, character and use of the property?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Historic Fabric/Setting:</U> Are the sufficient historic fabric and materials surviving to accomplish a successful project?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Project Need:</U> Is there a demonstrated need for this project at this time?</td> </tr> </table> <P><B>GENERAL CRITERIA</B></P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Are there demonstrated threats to the preservation of the property that grant assistance can address?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Will the results of the project have a significant impact on the preservation of the property?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is the project a relevant part of the overall flood recovery effort?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Does the project primarily benefit a historic property associated with African-American or American Indian heritage, or benefit people with disabilities?</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(5)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Will the public have access to the property at least twelve days a year? <P><B>EXTENT OF DAMAGE</B></P> <P>Points are awarded to measure extent of the damage to the property.</P> <P>3 points--If there exists damage requiring immediate stabilization or protection from further deterioration.</P> <P>2 points If them exists critical structural damage.</P> <P>1 point--If there exists moderate structural damage.</P> <P>No points are awarded if damage is limited to historic materials or finishes, and/or to mechanical systems.</P> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Review of Grant Applications.</B> Applications received from eligible applicants are reviewed by Historic Preservation Division staff to determine eligibility and to apply the criteria. Each application is evaluated according to the numerical ratings of the selection criteria and criteria such as geographical and demographic distribution; distribution among types of properties, uses, and sponsors; and in relation to the extent of structural/stabilization needs of all other applications received. Funding recommendations are made by the staff of Historic Preservation Division to the Georgia State Historic Preservation Officer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Awarding of Grant Funds.</B> The State Historic Preservation Officer presents funding recommendations to the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for approval. The Commissioner and SHPO announce grant awards to the successful applicants.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.11" name="391-5-13-.11" title="391-5-13-.11">Rule 391-5-13-.11 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Definitions</U>. As used in this Rule, the term: <P>* "Qualified Local Government" means any county or municipality meeting the definition found in paragraph 18 of subsection (a) of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-8-2&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-8-2</a>.</P> <P>* "Constituted Recreation Authority" means any recreation authority registered with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.</P> <P>* "Nongovernmental Entity" means nonprofit organization primarily concerned with the protection and conservation of land and natural resources, as evidenced by its organizational documents.</P> <P>* "Natural-resource recreation" means recreation in the form of boating, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, jogging, biking, walking or similar outdoor activities.</P> <P>* "GADNR" is the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.</P> <P>* "GEFA" is the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Key Provisions</U>. The intent of this chapter is to provide stewardship for state parks, state lands, and wildlife management areas; support local parks and trails; and protect critical conservation land. <P>Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-6A-2&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-6A-2</a> authorizes up to 80 percent of all moneys received by the state from the sales and use tax collected by outdoor recreation equipment establishments classified under the 2007 North American Industry Classification Code 451110, sporting goods stores in the immediate preceding fiscal year to be dedicated to the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund for the purpose of funding the protection of conservation land.</P> <P>Board of Trustees of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-6A-7&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-6A-7</a> establishes the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. The Board of Trustees shall accept applications for project proposals for eligible funding and shall evaluate and approve these proposals pursuant to the priorities established in this 12-6A-10(d) and any other priorities established by the Board of Trustees.</P> <P>Administrative Authority. O.C.G.A. Chapter 6A of Title 12 provides the statutory basis for GADNR to administer this grant program. This chapter is enacted pursuant to Article III, Section IX, Paragraph VI(p) of the Constitution.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Applicants</U>. All qualified local governments, constituted recreation authorities, state agencies and nongovernmental entities may apply for grant funds under this program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Use of Funds</U>. From within the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund, moneys shall be made available each fiscal year for: <P>* Grants to any qualified local governments, constituted recreation authorities, state agencies and nongovernmental entities of this state having a project proposal with a primary purpose of one of the conservation objectives listed in O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-6A-6&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-6A-6</a>;</P> <P>* Grants as authorized in O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-6A-12&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-6A-12</a>;</P> <P>* Costs incurred by the State in administering the program.</P> <P>Moneys may be available each fiscal year for loans to any city, county or nongovernmental entity to defray the cost of conservation land or of conservation easements placed upon property to ensure its permanent protection as conservation land.</P> <P>Before funds from the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund can be disbursed for grants for project proposals for conservation objectives, applications for project proposals must be approved by the Board of Trustees, the Board of Natural Resources, and the appropriations subcommittees of the House of Representatives and Senate maintaining oversight authority over GADNR and GEFA. As set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-6A-8&amp;title=12#12-6A-8(f)" target="_newtab">12-6A-8(f)</a>, GEFA is responsible for the disbursement of funds following final approval of project proposals.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Eligible Projects</U>. All eligible projects must take place in the state of Georgia. Eligible project activities fall into three categories: <P>* Local Parks and Trails of Regional Significance, for local governments, constituted recreation authorities and nongovernmental entities to acquire and/or improve parks, trails and conservation lands.</P> <P>* State Stewardship, for state agencies and nongovernmental entities for maintenance, restoration or improvement projects to enhance public access, use, or safe enjoyment of permanently protected conservation land and currently owned state parks.</P> <P>* State Land Acquisition, for state agencies and nongovernmental entities to acquire critical areas for the provision or protection of clean water, wildlife, hunting, fishing, for military installation buffering, or for natural-resource based outdoor recreation.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>General Terms and Conditions</U>. Each funding cycle will begin with a funding cycle announcement. The funding cycle announcement will be posted at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. Each funding cycle announcement will include deadlines, specific requirements, and procedures for submission of the pre-application. <P>Funding opportunities involve a competitive pre-application process followed by an invitation only second-level application process. The detailed pre-application process and second-level application forms, instructions, deadlines, format, required forms/documents, required drawings/maps, and project ranking criteria are available at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a></P> <P>Grant Cycle. Funds will only be made available for grants or loans to eligible recipients during the grant cycle. The grant cycle timeline will be included in the funding cycle announcement each year. To receive funding, applicants must submit an application before the pre-application deadline.</P> <P>Project Timeline. All selected applicants will have 24 months to complete the project from the date of the signed Project Agreement.</P> <P>Match Requirements. Applicants must provide at least 25 percent of the total project cost as match. Match may include cash, in-kind goods and services or volunteer labor. Applicant must document availability of the required 25 percent match for each application. State agencies will be required to provide a 25 percent match, pending appropriations. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.</P> <P>Funding Amounts. Projects for Local Parks and Trails of Regional Significance must have a grant or loan request between $500,000 and $3,000,000. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts for State Stewardship or State Acquisition projects. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.</P> <P>Financial Workshop. All selected applicants are required to attend a financial workshop prior to executing the Project Agreement.</P> <P>Project Agreement. Grant and loan recipients must execute a Project Agreement with GADNR and comply with all its provisions, including maintaining complete financial records for all activities and submitting quarterly progress reports.</P> <P>Inspections. GADNR Staff will conduct site inspections for all awarded projects before the project begins and after the project's completion. GADNR Staff may conduct site inspections during the project timeline.</P> <P>Acquisition Projects. All projects involving acquisition or conservation easements shall place protective language provided by GADNR on the deed for the property.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Application Timeline</U>. The calendar for an annual funding cycle: <P>May - Funding cycle announcement of the upcoming grant cycle</P> <P>September 1 - Pre-application period opens</P> <P>October 31 - Pre-applications due (specific deadline assigned each year in the funding cycle announcement)</P> <P>November - December - Staff reviews, evaluates and ranks pre-applications</P> <P>January - Board of Trustees prepare and approve proposal of projects; Board of Natural Resources approves proposal of projects; Appropriations subcommittees of the House of Representatives and Senate maintaining oversight authority over the GADNR and GEFA approve proposal of projects</P> <P>February - All pre-applicants are notified and selected pre-applicants are invited to submit second-level applications</P> <P>May 30 - Second-level applications due</P> <P>June - July - Selected applicants attend required financial workshop and sign Project Agreements</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Pre-Application Process</U>: The pre-application can be found online at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. All aspects of the pre-application must be completed online. <P>All eligible pre-applications shall include:</P> <P>* Responses to each of the evaluation criteria</P> <P>* Cover letter on official letterhead signed by the chief elected official/executive director/president/agency official</P> <P>* A resolution adopted by the governing entity of the applicant authorizing the application and committing or verifying all matching funds required to complete the proposed project</P> <P>* A narrative description of the proposed project</P> <P>* Estimate of cost</P> <P>* Preliminary site plan</P> <P>* Plat and/or legal description of the property proposed for purchase and/or development</P> <P>* Location map</P> <P>Pre-applications must be submitted by the deadline stated on the fundingcycle announcement or the application will not be eligible for review.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Review of Grant Applications</U>. All pre-applications received from eligible applicants are reviewed by GADNR Staff. Specific criteria are used to evaluate projects. <P>Upon completion of the review and ranking process, GADNR Staff will present pre-applications to the Board of Trustees at the first calendar meeting of each year. The Board of Trustees shall prepare and approve a proposal containing approved projects. Upon approval of the proposal, the Board of the of Natural Resources shall review and approve the proposal of the Board of Trustees.</P> <P>Each year's initial proposal shall be submitted by January 31 to the chairpersons of the appropriations subcommittees of the House of Representatives and Senate maintaining oversight authority over GADNR and GEFA. Upon approval by the appropriations subcommittees, the proposal of projects shall be deemed approved.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Second-Level Application Process</U>. Approved pre-applicants will be invited to submit a second-level application. <P>Second-level applications shall contain the following:</P> <P>* Signed application cover sheet</P> <P>* Detailed project budget</P> <P>* Environmental Assessment Package</P> <P>* Property Deed Copy</P> <P>* Signed statement from landowner expressing support (this is applicable if the applicant are not the same)</P> <P>* Approvals to cross a public highway or a public utility right-of-way (if applicable)</P> <P>* Maps: Property Boundary Area Map, Preliminary Site map, site location map</P> <P>* Detailed Project Development Budget</P> <P>* Local Program Implementation Schedule</P> <P>The second-level application can be found at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. Second-level applicants who are unable to meet all requirements for a complete application by the deadline may be granted an extension by GADNR Staff.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Awarded Projects</U>. Funds will be available to successful applicants following the financial workshop with GADNR Staff and the execution of a Project Agreement between GADNR and the grantee. The date the Project Agreement is signed is "Day 1" of the project timeline. The grantee will have 24 months to complete the project from "Day 1." <P>Land Acquisition Projects. For projects involving the acquisition of real property or conservation easements, grantees must submit the following to GADNR no later than seven days before the scheduled date of closing:</P> <P>* the final closing statement, which shall reflect the sources and amounts of matching funds and the proper commitment of the grant or loan proceeds to the acquisition of the project; and</P> <P>* the final draft conveyance instrument and all exhibits thereto that will be used to convey the project to the Grantee.</P> <P>If the closing statement is satisfactory to GADNR and if all terms and conditions are met, GEFA shall wire the grant or loan proceeds to the Grantee.</P> <P>Reimbursement Requests. For non-acquisition projects, all grant funds will be made via reimbursements. Grantees cannot be reimbursed for work that is done prior to the Project Agreement. Grantees may make reimbursement requests at any time for costs incurred after "Day 1." Reimbursement requests will be submitted at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. All reimbursement requests will be reviewed and approved by GADNR Staff and forward to GEFA for payment.</P> <P>Quarterly Reports. Grantees are required to submit quarterly progress reports throughout the project's timeline. Quarterly reports will be submitted at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. Quarterly reports should include any progress made during the quarter and a detailed description of all funds spent.</P> <P>Extension Requests. Grantees may request timeline extensions if the project is expected to exceed the 24-month deadline. All extension requests will be submitted at <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org/grants" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org/grants</a>. All formal requests will be reviewed by GADNR Staff and approved by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Written notice of the project extension shall be immediately provided to the chairperson of the appropriations subcommittees of the House and Senate maintaining oversight of GADNR and GEFA. Extension requests shall be made at least 90-days prior to the project's completion date. If the extension request is granted, the grantee must sign an Amended Project Agreement.</P> <P>Change of Scope. Grantees may request to change the scope of the original project. All formal requests will be approved by the Board of Trustees. Change of Scope requests must be made prior to the project's completion date. If the Change of Scope request is granted, the grantee must sign an Amended Project Agreement.</P> <P>Project Completion Audit. A percentage equivalent to the grantee's match, as identified in the application and grant agreement, will be held in retainage by GADNR. Upon completion of the project, the grantee shall submit a final reimbursement request and identify it as such. Upon receipt of this request, GADNR shall conduct a final project completion audit.</P> <P>This audit shall include, but may not be limited to:</P> <P>* Audit of all paperwork submitted by the grantee for accuracy and completion</P> <P>* Audit of all expenditures against the total project budget</P> <P>* Audit of all previous reimbursements and requests</P> <P>* Verification of a total match submitted by the grantee</P> <P>* Final site inspection conducted by GADNR Staff</P> <P>Once GADNR deems that all requirements of the project agreement have been satisfied, retainage will be dispersed to the grantee per the project agreement and final total expenditures. If total expenditures are less than anticipated, GADNR will adjust the payable retainage amount accordingly. In any instance where an overpayment of either reimbursement or retainage is realized, the grantee is required to refund an amount back to GEFA equivalent to the overage.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Criteria</U>. Specific criteria will be used to review applications. The criteria are designed to measure the overall concept of the proposed project. Because not all criteria are equally important, the criteria are weighted. <P>Administrative Criteria - Evaluation criteria in this section are required by all applicants.</P> <P>* Matching Funds: Can the applicant provide matching funds greater than 25 percent?</P> <P>* Project Need: Does this project satisfy priority needs as identified in a formalized planning document?</P> <P>* Pre-Project Planning: Has the pre-project planning occurred and is the project ready to proceed?</P> <P>* Leveraging Funds: Will these funds be used as leverage when applying for an external grant?</P> <P>* Recreational Opportunity: Will this project provide nature-based recreational opportunities?</P> <P>* Water Quality and Quantity Protection- Location: Is this project located in an area identified as high-priority by the Environmental Protection Division?</P> <P>* Water Quality and Quantity Protection " Best Management Practices: Will this project protect or restore lands that will improve the quality and quantity of surface water, groundwater, or the flow of springs using best management practices?</P> <P>* Historical and Cultural Value: Does this project include the acquisition or development of land with cultural or historical value?</P> <P>* Ecological Value: Does this project include the acquisition or development of land with a significant ecological value?</P> <P>* Maintenance and Management Plan: Can the applicant provide a plan or budget to maintain and manage this property after the project is complete?</P> <P>Additional Criteria for Local Parks and Trails of Regional Significance " Evaluation criteria in this section are only required for applicants seeking a grant under the Local Parks and Trails for Regional Significance Category.</P> <P>* Project Completion: Will this project be completed within a two-year timeline?</P> <P>* Americans with Disabilities (ADA): Project must adhere to all required ADA guidelines.</P> <P>* Project Impact: Is this project regionally significant?</P> <P>* Economic Development: Will this project create opportunities to expand or enhance the local economy?</P> <P>* Recreational Connectivity: Will this project provide access or connections to other outdoor recreation facilities?</P> <P>* Stewardship: Will this project promote the stewardship of natural resources?</P> <P>* Water Access: Will this project improve or expand water access?</P> <P>* Outdoor Recreation Demand: Will this project fill a void for a specific nature-based recreation opportunity in the area?</P> <P>* Interagency Cooperation: Was this project developed by two or more governmental entities or in conjunction with a nongovernmental entity?</P> <P>* Partnerships: Will this project receive support from sponsors?</P> <P>* Public Support: Can the applicant provide documented public support for the project?</P> <P>* Security: Can the applicant provide a security plan to keep this area protected and secured following the completion of the project?</P> <P>* State Goals: Does this project overlap with the goals and plans included in Georgia's current State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) or State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)?</P> <P>Additional Criteria for State Stewardship - Evaluation criteria in this section are only required for applicants seeking a grant under the State Stewardship Category.</P> <P>* Project Completion: Will this project be completed within a two-year timeline?</P> <P>* Stewardship: Will this project significantly improve access, use or safety on an existing state-owned property?</P> <P>Additional Criteria for State Acquisition " Evaluation criteria in this section are only required for applicants seeking a grant under the State Acquisition Category.</P> <P>* U.S. Military Protection: Will the acquisition of this property help to protect lands, water and habitat as to ensure the sustainability of U.S. Military missions?</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Program Oversight</U>. Following the close of each state fiscal year, GADNR shall submit an annual report of its activities and program administration expenditures for the preceding year, pursuant to this chapter, to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House, the chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives, the chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee, the chairpersons of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives and the Appropriations Committee of the Senate, and the chairpersons of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the House of Representatives and the Natural Resources and the Environment Committee of the Senate, and make such report available to the General Assembly.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-13-.11(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Program Information</U>. Complete information on the, Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program including links to guidelines and complete application instructions, guidance, and required forms are available at: <a class="LinkOut" href="https://gadnr.org" target="_blank">https://gadnr.org</a>/grants</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.01" name="391-5-13-.01" title="391-5-13-.01">Rule 391-5-13-.01 Recreation Assistance Fund (RAF)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.02" name="391-5-13-.02" title="391-5-13-.02">Rule 391-5-13-.02 Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&amp;WCF)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.03" name="391-5-13-.03" title="391-5-13-.03">Rule 391-5-13-.03 Recreational Trails Program (RTP)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.04" name="391-5-13-.04" title="391-5-13-.04">Rule 391-5-13-.04 Georgia Heritage Grants historic preservation grants program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.05" name="391-5-13-.05" title="391-5-13-.05">Rule 391-5-13-.05 Historic Preservation Fund preservation grants program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.06" name="391-5-13-.06" title="391-5-13-.06">Rule 391-5-13-.06 Historic Cemetery Heritage Tourism Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.07" name="391-5-13-.07" title="391-5-13-.07">Rule 391-5-13-.07 Historic Theater Heritage Tourism Grant Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.10" name="391-5-13-.10" title="391-5-13-.10">Rule 391-5-13-.10 Flood Recovery Grants For Historic Perservation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-13-.11" name="391-5-13-.11" title="391-5-13-.11">Rule 391-5-13-.11 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>