A. Evaluation and Scoring
Only proposals that meet all of the eligibility criteria in The BA?s Grant Eligibility Document will be evaluated on a 100 point scale using criteria approved by The BA
The following criteria and points will be used to score eligible proposals:
This factor will evaluate proposals based on the extent to which the project summary clearly and completely covers the proposal.
(i) What: Maximum Score: 10 points.
Under this factor proposals will be evaluated based on the substance, clarity and completeness of the explanation of what the project will entail, including the goals the project hopes to achieve.
(ii) Why: Maximum Score: 10 points.
Under this factor proposals will be evaluated based on the substance, clarity and completeness of the explanation of the need for a project such as the one proposed, including why the particular goals and priorities have been chosen.
(iii) How: Maximum Score: 15 points.
Under this factor proposals will be evaluated based on the substance, clarity and completeness of the explanation of how the project will accomplish its goals and objectives, and these will be achieved.
(iv) Who: Maximum Points: 10 points.
Under this factor proposals will be evaluated based on how well the project will reach a diverse audience, including but not limited to minority, low income and tribal communities, and demonstrates how the project will help address, directly or indirectly, environmental issues that are more likely to adversely affect the region and people targeted.
Under this factor proposals will be evaluated based on the substance, clarity and completeness of the explanation of how the project?s success in meeting its goals and objectives will be achieved, tracked and measured. This includes evaluating the applicant?s plan for tracking and measuring progress toward achieving the project?s proposed outputs and outcomes.
Under this factor, proposals will be evaluated on:
(i) Consistency and Accuracy: How well the budget information clearly, consistently, and accurately shows how funds will be used (5 points)
(ii) Return on Investment: Whether the funding request is reasonable given the activities proposed and demonstrates a good return on the investment. (5 points)
Under this factor proposals will be evaluated on the extent to which the timeline links the Project?s activities to a clear project schedule and clearly indicates realistic goals, objectives and timing of each action, event, milestone, and monitoring and evaluation activity.
Under this criterion, applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to successfully complete and manage the proposed project taking into account the applicant?s:
(i) Past performance in successfully completing Projects. (3 points)
(ii) A history of meeting the reporting requirements whether the applicant submitted acceptable final technical reports and the extent to which the applicant adequately and timely reported on progress towards achieving the expected outputs and outcomes. (2 points).
(iii) organizational experience and plan for the timely and successful achievement of the objectives of the proposed project, including the proposed approach, procedures, and controls for ensuring the timely and efficient expenditure of grant funds. (5 points)
(iv) staff expertise/qualifications, staff knowledge, and resources or the ability to obtain them, to successfully achieve the goals of the proposed project. (5 points)
B. Review and Final Selections
The review process to be used by The BA is as described below:
Proposals will first be reviewed and screened for threshold eligibility by a Reviewing Committee set up by the Board. All eligible proposals will then be evaluated on the 100 point scale described above by a Review Panel established by The BA?s Board. Proposals will be reviewed and scored, and then will be ranked based on the reviewers? scores, and the scores and rankings will be provided to The BA?s Board for final funding decisions.