Applications will receive comprehensive review by a DAH Review Committee,
after which recommendations will be made to the SHPO. The state shall
make available, upon request, the rationale for applicants selected and
the amounts awarded. Project selection will be based on the following
- Assessment of Need
The application should contain a brief description of the problems and
opportunities affecting the historic resources in the community. The
statement may be supported by evidence, such as statistics or advice
from community groups. The assessment of need should indicate how the
project will relate to community problems. The proposed solution should
be workable - something that can be accomplished within a reasonable
period and with reasonable resources.
- Design of Project
The project description should include clearly stated and specific goals
that are realistically attainable within the funding period. Applications
should also demonstrate an understanding of state and local preservation
priorities including efforts to advance the identification, evaluation
and protection of the state's historic and prehistoric resources.
- Project Cost
The applicaton should include a feasible project cost, combining the
requested CLG grant funds and available non-federal matching monies
and in-kind services. Demonstrated community support and financial commitment
from the local government may also be indicated. Previous HPF grant
awards should be listed, including any previous CLG funds.
The application should identify the impact of the project on the local
community, including direct and spin-off results. Consideration will
also be given to the contribution of project activities on issues identified
in the preservation planning process being conducted by the DAH.
- Distribution of Funds
The DAH will attempt to equitably distribute preservation funding to
both urban and rural areas and among major geographic areas of the state.
Reasonable effort will also be made to divide monies amont the maximum
number of eligible local jurisdictions. Distribution must result in
awards which will be sufficient to generate effects directly as a result
of the funds transfer and ensure that not CLG receives a disproportionate
share of the allocation. The requirement for tangible results may not