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7 Pa. Code § 105.7. Review of application.

§ 105.7. Review of application.

 (a)  Transmittal of application to Bureau. When the Bureau receives a complete and accurate grant application, it will forward this application, together with supporting documentation submitted therewith, to the Secretary for review. The Bureau may also forward a recommendation as to whether the application should be approved or rejected, whether the grant should be in an amount less than requested, and whether special restrictions or limitations should be placed on the grant.

 (b)  Factors. The Secretary will review and evaluate the application and supporting documentation and may consider the following factors, among others, in deciding whether to approve or reject the grant request:

   (1)  The relevance of the project to the promotion or marketing of Pennsylvania agricultural products.

   (2)  The innovativeness of the project described in the application.

   (3)  The scope of the project and the number of people who will be exposed to or affected by the project described in the application.

   (4)  The impact which the project will have upon the promotion and sales of the Pennsylvania agricultural products to which the project is targeted.

   (5)  The availability of full funding for the project from the applicant or from any source other than the Grant Program.

   (6)  The apparent ability of the applicant to complete the project as described in the application or, in the case of a grant to fund a National or regional agricultural product promotion or marketing project, the apparent ability of the entity with primary responsibility for the project to complete it.

   (7)  The overall performance of the project if the project had received funding from the Grant Program in a previous fiscal year.

   (8)  Projects that are joint efforts between two or more Pennsylvania nonprofit agricultural product promotion and marketing organizations may be given preference over projects involving only one organization.

   (9)  Projects where reference to the Department as a source of funding can practicably be made in promotional materials or broadcasts, and that would make such a reference, may be given preference over projects that would not make such a reference.

 (c)  Decisions. The Secretary may approve a grant in an amount less than that requested in the grant application. In addition, the Secretary may impose restrictions or special conditions upon the issuance of a grant. The Secretary will review all recommendations of the Bureau, but will have final authority to accept or reject these recommendations.


   The provisions of this §  105.7 amended September 20, 1996, effective September 21, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4526. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (206513) to (206514).

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