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Chapter 267-15 RURAL GRAVEL ROAD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM (DRY HYDRANT ASSISTANCE)

Rule 267-15-.01 Purpose

In compliance with the "Fair and Open Grants" Article of the "Budget Accountability and Planning Act of 1993," following is the information on a grant program being implemented in the winter of 1999-2000.

Rule 267-15-.02 The Name of the Grant Program

Rural Gravel Road Maintenance Program (Dry Hydrant Assistance).

Rule 267-15-.03 The Citation to Statutory Basis for the Grant Program in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or Other General Law of the State of Georgia

Funded from Stripper Well Settlement Agreement Petroleum Overcharge funds.

Rule 267-15-.04 The General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program

To comply with the federal court's order to provide restitution to the State's citizens through energy and transportation related programs, this program was approved by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide grants to local governments or non-profit agencies for the purpose of maintaining rural gravel roads through the placement of dry hydrants or alternate water resources.

Rule 267-15-.05 General Terms and Conditions of the Grant

The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) will entertain applications from local government or non-profit agencies involved in providing this program to the general public. GEFA wishes to fund those activities which provide the purchase and installation of dry hydrants in strategically placed areas of rural conditions that have no available pressurized water systems. $30,000 is available for this program.

Rule 267-15-.06 Eligible Recipients of the Grant

State and Local Government and Non-Profit organizations.

Rule 267-15-.07 The Criteria for the Award of the Grant

Applicants (local governments and/or non-profit organizations) will compete for funding in the total amount of $30,000. GEFA will evaluate the applications based upon (1) The ability to provide dry hydrants purchase and installation. (2) The degree of community/multi-agency cooperation that is inherent in each application. (3) Prior experience in service delivery programs or programs which provide direct benefits to the general public. (4) Higher value will be given to those applications which are multi-jurisdictional or multi-county in nature. In addition any non-profit applicant must submit a copy of their most recent financial audit or financial statement.

Rule 267-15-.08 Directions and Deadlines for Applying for Such Grant

Proposals or applications will be reviewed and approved on a first come/first served basis. The last date for receiving applications for review is February 15, 2000. However applicants should be advised that proposals and applications may be approved and funds committed prior to that date. Fax copies will not be accepted or considered for funding. Proposals or applications should be mailed to:

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority

100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2090

Atlanta, Georgia 30303