The project proposal evaluation criteria includes four components:
A. ‘Screening’ criteria which all projects must meet;
B. Key community-based environmental and social goals;
C. General project criteria including practical factors and economic impacts; and
D. Community support.
The screening criteria will be applied early in the proposal review process to avoid unnecessary consideration of projects that do not meet the intent of this program. The remaining three categories – key community criteria, general project criteria and community support - will be assigned a point value for evaluation and ranking of proposals. A maximum of 100 points will be distributed as follows: 40 points to key community criteria, 45 points to general project criteria and 15 points to community support.
The four components of project evaluation are described on the application form.