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4900.1703 SELECTION CRITERIA FOR GRANTS.

The agency shall take the following criteria into consideration when determining which applications will be funded:

A.

the extent to which the grant is combined with funds or in kind contributions from other public and private sources;

B.

the availability and source of funds to pay the cost of acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of the structure not funded by the grant;

C.

the availability and source of funds to pay the ongoing costs of the support services;

D.

the distribution of funds to service a variety of populations, including but not limited to, families with children, couples, single persons, and persons leaving a shelter for family abuse;

E.

the geographic distribution of the funded applications within the state;

F.

the immediacy of the need documented for temporary housing in the area in which the structure is located;

G.

the capacity of the applicant to proceed promptly with the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of the structure;

H.

the amount of the grant requested as compared to the total resources available for these grants;

I.

the extent to which the application receives the support and participation of the local community;

J.

the geographic location of the structure in relation to support services, recreational facilities, medical facilities, and transportation;

K.

the reasonableness of the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation cost with preference given to applications that minimize the cost per temporary housing units produced;

L.

the extent to which the application uses innovative cost-effective support services that are appropriate to the needs of the population served; and

M.

the experience of the applicant in developing or managing housing, providing support services, and servicing the specific target population of homeless persons.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 462A.06

History:

10 SR 353

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008