The DOPWIC received forty-one (41) applications from twenty-six (26) applicants for funding through the Round 2022-2023 Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) State Infrastructure Programs.
The total funds available are shown in the Round 2022-2023 Program Funding Table below.
|ROUND 2022-2023 PROGRAM FUNDING||GRANTS||LOANS|
|State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP)||$16,308,594||$2,118,671|
|Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP)||$6,934,521|
|Revolving Loan Program (RLP)||$6,466,446|
|TOTAL AVAILABLE||$ 23,243,115||$8,585,117|
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.
One application was deemed ineligible for funds by OPWC. DOPWIC Staff reviewed and scored forty (40) applications per the following twelve (12) criteria, as established by the DOPWIC:
|Health and Safety Needs||55|
|Access to Funds||6|
|Community & Economic Development||3|
|Coordinated Infrastructure Projects||4|
|Generation of User Fees||5|
Preliminary Project Rankings
The Revised Project Rankings are listed in order from the highest score to the lowest. Based on these Preliminary Project Rankings, and available Round 2022-2023 funding, the DOPWIC staff has identified Primary Recommendations—the twenty (20) top-ranked projects.
Per the Round 2022-2023 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 email@example.com by Monday, December 19, 2022 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 received two (2) appeals to the DOPWIC Preliminary Rankings. The DOPWIC reviewed the appeals to 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, January 24, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. to determine Final Project Ranking and select those projects to be submitted to the OPWC for Round 2022-2023 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.