All applications must:
All forms requiring signatures must be signed by an authorized official before being submitted.
TCDD staff review applications upon submission for compliance with the requirements of the RFA and to ensure that all sections are complete. Incomplete applications and applications that do not meet the requirements of the RFA will not be considered.
An Independent Review Panel consisting of three to five people with expertise related to the RFA reviews the applications. The panel’s review focuses on the quality of the proposed plan, the feasibility of completing the plan, and how well the proposed project may move TCDD closer to meeting the TCDD State Plan Goals and Objectives. The panel will only consider the contents of the application. The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:
Preference will be given to proposals that:
The TCDD Executive Committee reviews information related to the steps above and makes the final funding decisions. If you have received a grant in the last five years, TCDD staff inform the Executive Committee about your performance on the past Project.
Note: TCDD may give priority to proposals that address the needs of people who are unserved or underserved. This may include, but is not limited to:
TCDD will notify each Successful Applicant of its selection to receive an award. The dollar amount awarded to each Apparent Awardee depends on the:
Any award resulting from this RFA will be funded:
Under the cost reimbursement method, the Grantee must initially pay for project activities using its own funds. TCDD then issues reimbursement payments to the Grantee on a monthly basis for reported actual cash disbursements supported by adequate documentation.
All costs funded by the grant must be allowable, allocable and reasonable. Grant applications must be supported by a detailed and realistic budget.
Before finalizing any agreements, TCDD may enter negotiations with each Successful Applicant to determine:
Reimbursement is made only for allowable and reported expenses the Grantee incurs within the grant term.
The negotiation phase involves direct contact between the Apparent Awardee and TCDD representatives and may be conducted via phone, email, and/or in person. Apparent Awardees may expect:
Final funding amounts and award terms are determined at the sole discretion of TCDD.
TCDD reserves the right to cancel, make partial award, or decline to award a Grant under this RFA at any time at its sole discretion.
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