The commissioner shall evaluate preliminary grant applications to determine which eligible projects will best assist the state in achieving its solid waste management goals. The commissioner shall base this evaluation on the following factors:
the consistency of the proposed project with the comprehensive solid waste management plan of each affected county;
the consistency of the proposed project with regional solid waste management needs;
the extent to which the applicant is prepared to implement the proposed project upon receipt of the grant award; and
for projects serving eligible jurisdictions in only a single county, the extent to which cooperation with jurisdictions in other counties to develop the proposed project is not feasible.
The commissioner shall invite the eligible applicants that the commissioner determines best meet the criteria in subpart 1 to submit final grant applications. If the commissioner determines that no application will provide sufficient assistance to the state in achieving its solid waste management goals, the commissioner may decide not to award any grant. The commissioner may then reinitiate the process for awarding grants or loans by publishing a notice under part 9210.0120, subpart 5.
MS s 115A.06
15 SR 839; L 2005 1Sp1 art 2 s 161
October 10, 2013