The District One Public Works Integrating Committee has approximately $30,214,000 in OPWC funding, available through grants (State Capital Improvement Program [SCIP] and Local Transportation Improvement Program [LTIP]) and loans (SCIP and Revolving Loan Program [RLP]) in FY 2022.
The DOPWIC received forty (40) applications from twenty-seven (27) applicants for funding through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) State Infrastructure Programs. The total funds available are shown in the FY 2022 Program Funding Table below.
|FY 2022 PROGRAM FUNDING||GRANTS||LOANS|
|State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP)||$16,688,200||$3,178,870|
|Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP)||$6,542,188|
|Revolving Loan Program (RLP)||$3,804,745|
The DOPWIC staff evaluates and recommends scores for all the project applications using the OPWC requirements and District One methodology and evaluation criteria. Each program year is separate and distinct from previous years.
DOPWIC Staff reviewed and scored forty (40) applications per the following twelve (12) criteria, as established by the DOPWIC:
|EVALUATION/SCORING CRITERIA||MAXIMUM POINTS|
|Health and Safety Needs||55|
|Access to Funds||4|
|Community & Economic Development||3|
|Coordinated Infrastructure Projects||4|
|Generation of User Fees||5|
Preliminary Project Rankings
The Preliminary Project Rankings are listed in order from the highest score to the lowest. Based on these Preliminary Project Rankings, and available FY 2022 funding, the DOPWIC staff has identified Primary Recommendations—the ten (10) top-ranked projects with requests that equal, or come close to, the FY 2022 total available funds.
Per the FY 2022 Applicant Manual, Applicants can appeal the score(s) received in the Preliminary Project Ranking to reassess a project score. Information that was not part of the original application will not be accepted during the appeal process.
All appeals must be submitted via email to Ms. Alison Ball, DOPWIC Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 29, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. Appeals must specify the category or categories that the applicant considers were incorrectly evaluated. The appeal must be accompanied by an explanation of why the awarded points appear incorrect. Late appeals will not be accepted.
The DOPWIC Staff will review the appeals and determine if any corrective action is recommended. The DOPWIC will address the Appeals and Staff Recommendations at the Project Selection Meeting.
Committee Evaluation and Final Project Ranking
The DOPWIC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. to determine Final Project Ranking and select those projects to be submitted to the OPWC for FY 2022 funding.
Applicants not funded are welcome to contact the Liaison to discuss the merits of their application after the recommendations have been submitted to OPWC.