Proposal selection will be based upon criteria established for evaluation of the application with assigned points designated for each element of the application.
Applications will be reviewed by History Colorado staff with respect to the factors as defined in the scoring criteria including:
Every effort will be made to distribute grant funds to a maximum number of eligible localities and to ensure a reasonable distribution between urban and rural areas. Applications, which are recommended for funding, may be fully or partially funded. For example, a grant application for survey of 30 properties may be awarded for 20 properties.
If a project is comprised of more than one component, it is helpful to the grant application reviewers for the CLG to prioritize the components. For multiple component applications, the probability that not all components will be funded is high although that is not necessarily the case.
Applicants should explain why and how the project addressees threats to historic properties as well as provide sufficient background information so that grant application reviewers understand the local context of the project.
HISTORY COLORADO STRONGLY ADVISES APPLICANTS TO DISCUSS PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK AND BUDGET WITH A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. Grant application reviewers are generally able to determine if a project component costs are based upon estimates. If you have chosen a consultant or narrowed the field, History Colorado advises that you relate that information in the grant application. A project may be eliminated from consideration if reviewers believe that the scope of work and budget were not created with the help of a consultant.
Project Team (15 points)
Does team have experience in type of project proposed?
How will CLG participate in project?
Will partnerships with other organizations be fostered by this project?
Is it likely the project will be successfully completed?
Project Description (25 points)
Does the applicant demonstrate a clear understanding of preservation needs?
Is the description of the project understandable, and does it provide background information?
Does the project further existing local, regional or state preservation planning?
Are significant historic resources affected?
Will the project follow appropriate preservation guidelines?
Timeline (10 Points)
Does timeline seem realistic to complete project by June 30, 2018?
Does it include ample time for contracting, administration, inclement weather and project work?
Public Relations and Benefit (20 Points)
Will the project benefit the public? Will it enhance public appreciation of historic preservation?
Will the project allow for community involvement? Do publicity efforts alert the community to the project?
Will the findings or results be effectively shared with the public?
Statewide Preservation Plan (10 Points)
Does the project further any of the goals of the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan?
Preserving the Places That Matter;
Strengthening and Connecting the Colorado Preservation Network;
Shaping the Preservation Message;
Publicizing the Benefits of Preservation;
Weaving Preservation Throughout Education;
Advancing Preservation Practices.
Scope of Work & Budget (20 Points)
Does the scope of work cover all items needed to successfully complete project?
Is the budget consistent with the scope of work? Are the costs reasonable for the work proposed?
Is the budget supported by attached bids from experienced professionals?
Are costs within allowable categories for funding per federal regulations?