TITLE 41: FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER I: OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
PART 291 SMALL EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
SECTION 291.60 CRITERIA FOR REVIEW OF GRANT APPLICATIONS
Section 291.60 Criteria for Review of Grant Applications
a) The Committee will consider the following criteria and assign point totals when determining grant recipients.
1) Priority − 0-5 points
A) Grant applications will be pre-prioritized according to the date OSFM receives the application, as indicated by the date stamp.
B) If, for some reason, an applicant would withdraw or refuse a grant, priority would pass to the application next submitted.
2) Equipment Need − 0-45 points
A) The department/district does not currently own the requested item.
B) The department/district currently owns one or more of an item being requested.
C) The department/district is unable to acquire the equipment without a grant, cannot borrow one from another department on a consistent or need basis (due to geographical distance, availability, etc.), or the item represents a unique need for the district.
3) Financial Need − 0-50 points
A) Will be determined by considering the total budget of the department/district as an available resource.
B) The cost of the equipment being requested is prohibitively expensive given the department's/district's total budget.
b) Those applicants receiving a grant in previous grant application cycles will not be considered until all applicants who have never received a grant but are requesting a grant have been considered. Previous grant recipients will still be eligible to receive a grant if they have received a previous grant, but the point total for their application will result in a lower priority.