Local Level Activity
Local Advisory Committee Completes Its Project Evaluation and
At its December 11 and
12, 2014 meeting, the Local RESTORE Act Advisory Committee evaluated, scored,
and ranked the project applications
seeking funding from Monroe County’s Restore Act Local Pot (of $1.16M).
Representatives of each of the projects submitted for local pot funding were
offered 3 minutes to speak on their project, and to respond to questions from
the Committee members. It was recommended but not required that
applicants attend this meeting.
The committee completed
this process within the course of one and half days – one full day for
presentations, and another half day for committee discussion, scoring, and
compiling. The committee heard 37 presentations.
After presentations, the Committee members then finalized their
scores. The members’ scores were compiled. Those submissions with
the highest total scores were ranked the highest.
is a committee recommendation and will be now forwarded to the Monroe County
Board of County Commissioners, who will decide which
top ranked project(s) will be awarded funding, and how the $1.16M in local pot
dollars will be distributed to those awarded projects. As
part of its final award decision, the BOCC may choose to apply additional
criteria decision including but not limited to a financial risk analysis of top
ranked applicants and an assessment of compliance with
Treasury's "best available science" requirement.