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Clean Ohio Green Space
Conservation Program
Program Year (PY) 2021 Applicant Workshop:
 Tuesday, August 18, 2020
DISTRICT...
AGENDA
1. Overview of the Clean Ohio Greenspace Conservation
Program
 Purpose
 Program Implementation
 Types of Project...
CLEAN OHIO
 The Clean Ohio Fund, started in 2000,
restores, protects, and connects Ohio's
important natural and urban pla...
CLEAN OHIO
 Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation
Program preserves:
 Open spaces,
 Sensitive Ecological Areas, and
 Str...
PURPOSE
 Preserve Open Space
 Protect Riparian Corridors
 Protect Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species
 Support Open...
CLEAN OHIO CONSERVATION
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
 Clean Ohio Green
Space Conservation
Program is
administered by the
Ohio P...
CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAND USE, 2018
53%
6%
9%
5%
3%
15%
9%
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Transportation & Uti...
CLEAN OHIO CONSERVATION PROGRAM
District One
 124 projects submitted
 80 projects funded
 $49.1 million awarded
Area pr...
CLEAN OHIO CONSERVATION
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
• District One Public
Works Integrating
Committee
(DOPWIC)
• Appoints Natur...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC MEMBERSHIP
MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE FOR
RICH COCHRAN
Director, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Environment...
TYPES OF PROJECTS
OPEN SPACE
 Acquisition of open space
 Acquisition of land or rights in land, such as
conservation eas...
OPEN SPACE PROJECTS
Expansion of Euclid Creek Reservation
TYPES OF PROJECTS
 Fee simple acquisition of lands to provide
access to riparian corridors or watersheds.
 Acquisition o...
RIPARIAN CORRIDOR PROJECTS
West Creek Confluence Project
TYPES OF PROJECTS
 Construction or enhancement of
facilities on properties previously
acquired through the Clean Ohio
Gre...
OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Lower Big Creek
Trail Connector
Project
Solomon’s Seal wildflower
at Beecher’s Brook
DISTRICT ONE GREENSPACE
CONSERVATION PROGRAM
East Branch Rocky River
Heron Ro...
WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
OPWC Requirements - Appraisals
 Appraisals will be required at the time of
application to...
WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
OPWC Requirements - Appraisals
 Appraisals must be conducted by an
ODOT Prequalified Appr...
WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
OPWC Requirements – Appraisals
 OPWC may approve projects where the purchase
price exceed...
WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
OPWC Requirements – Eligible/Ineligible Activities
 The list of items on the OPWC website...
WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
OPWC Requirements – Eligible/Ineligible
Activities
 No new oil and gas leases are permitt...
WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
OPWC Requirements – Eligible/Ineligible Activities
 Wetland restoration is permitted but ...
OPWC Requirements – Project Implementation
 Project acquisition must be completed one
the date of the Project Agreement
...
PROGRAM YEAR 2021 FUNDING
Funds Available:
 PY 2021 Allocation - $3,324,704
Local Match Requirement
 Maximum award: 75% ...
Eligible Match:
 Contributions of money from individuals,
government.
 Contributions in-kind through the purchase or
equ...
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
Local Subdivisions
 Counties
 Cities
 Villages
 Townships
Special Districts
 Soil and Water
Conse...
Eligible Activities
 Acquisition
 Planning and
Implementation
 Site Enhancement
Restoration
ELIGIBLE & INELIGIBLE ACTIV...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC APPLICATION
DISTRICT ONE NRAC APPLICATION
 Relates directly to OPWC Policies and the NRAC
Evaluation Methodology.
 Used along with t...
 One (1) Digital copy submitted via Dropbox
 Application Supplements must be submitted on the form
provided.
 Materials...
 The OPWC Application
[Org name] _Application.pdf
 District One NRAC Application Supplement
[Org name] _Supplement.pdf
...
 Maps and Photos,
[Org name]_Attachment_MapsPhotos.pdf
 Natural Resource Information, and
[Org name]_Attachment_NaturalR...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC
Resolutions of Support
Resolution(s) of Support from the
appropriate political
subdivision(s) as determi...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC EVALUATION
The evaluation process is divided into three major
components:
Phase 1: Project Eligibility
P...
OPWC APPLICATION
 Financial Information – Page 2
 Financial Resources – Page 2
 Project Schedule – Page 3
 Project Description – Page 4...
http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/GSCdefault.html
OPWC APPLICATION
 Financial Information – Page 2
 Financial Resources – Page 2
 Project Schedule – Page 3
 Project Description – Page 4...
The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for
eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated:
Eligibility Che...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC CHECKLIST
The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for
eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated:
Eligibility Che...
Indicate the value of the land by providing the following required
documentation:
1. A Summary of the Appraisal Report inc...
 Provide a detailed project description not to exceed
two pages
 Define the projects context in the Cuyahoga County
prov...
https://www.countyplanning.us/projects/cuyahoga-county-greenprint/
CUYAHOGA COUNTY GREENPRINT
The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for
eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated:
Eligibility Che...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC PRINCIPLES
To ensure that projects are visible, accessible and
instructional, the NRAC has 5 guiding pri...
Restoration MUST comprise a portion of the project
scope, budget, or local match and include supporting
documentation in t...
The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for
eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated:
Eligibility Che...
SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS
Briefly explain (2,000-character limit) the applicable benefits
that are anticipated as a r...
SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS
ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Briefly explain the applicable economic benefits that are
anticipated as ...
SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS
SOCIAL BENEFITS
Briefly explain the applicable social benefits that
are anticipated as a re...
SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Briefly explain the applicable environmental benefits that are antic...
The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for
eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated:
Eligibility Che...
SECTION FIVE: NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT
Briefly explain how the project addresses the needs of the
District.
 Project is part...
The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for
eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated:
Eligibility Che...
SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS
 Local Match
 Level of Coordination
 Readiness to Proceed
 Immediacy
 Mineral Rig...
Projects will be awarded points in this category based on the total
match provided:
Provide a breakdown of the local match...
Applicants should explain the following:
The agencies and organizations that have been
and preparation of this project ap...
Applicants should include one of the following:
 A fully executed purchase agreement
 Purchase agreement that does not h...
Applicants must indicate whether:
 The project area is vulnerable to being developed
than open space; and
 How this deve...
Applicants must indicate whether:
 The current landowner will retain the mineral rights;
 The mineral rights will be pur...
DISTRICT ONE NRAC EVALUATION
CRITERIA
MAXIMUM
POINTS
WEIGHT
FACTOR
MAXIMUM
WEIGHTED POINTS
%
County Principles
Preserves 1...
CRITERIA
MAXIMUM
POINTS
WEIGHT
FACTOR
MAXIMUM
WEIGHTED
POINTS
%
Benefits
Economic 10 1 10 4.0
Social 10 2 20 7.5
Environme...
CRITERIA
MAXIMUM
POINTS
WEIGHT
FACTOR
MAXIMUM
WEIGHTED
POINTS
%
Other Relevant Factors
Other Project Funding 10 1 10 4.0
L...
ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
ACTIVITY DATE
Clean Ohio Applications Due Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
Preliminar...
MS. ALISON BALL, PLANNER
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
2079 East 9th Street, Suite 5-300
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 4...
QUESTIONS
AND
ANSWERS
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Clean Ohio Program Year 2021 Applicant Workshop

Information for Cuyahoga County applicants to the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program

This presentation was shown at a virtual workshop on August 18, 2020.

http://www.countyplanning.us/services/grant-programs/clean-ohio-conservation-greenspace-program/

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Clean Ohio Program Year 2021 Applicant Workshop

  1. 1. Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program Program Year (PY) 2021 Applicant Workshop:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 DISTRICT ONE NATURAL RESOURCES ASSISTANCE COUNCIL
  2. 2. AGENDA 1. Overview of the Clean Ohio Greenspace Conservation Program  Purpose  Program Implementation  Types of Projects  District One Results 2. District One Greenspace Conservation Program and Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC)  Program Funding  What’s New for PY 2021  Applications  Evaluation Methodology  PY 2021 Application Requirements 3. Q&A
  3. 3. CLEAN OHIO  The Clean Ohio Fund, started in 2000, restores, protects, and connects Ohio's important natural and urban places by preserving  Green Space,  Farmland, and  Developing State-wide Recreational Trails.
  4. 4. CLEAN OHIO  Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program preserves:  Open spaces,  Sensitive Ecological Areas, and  Stream Corridors.
  5. 5. PURPOSE  Preserve Open Space  Protect Riparian Corridors  Protect Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species  Support Open Space Planning  Preserve Wetlands  Preserve Streamside Forests, Natural Stream Channels and Floodplains A Unique Opportunity to Advance Conservation Efforts to Forested Bank on the Chagrin River
  6. 6. CLEAN OHIO CONSERVATION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION  Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program is administered by the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC).  19 Natural Resource Assistance Councils (NRAC) Districts in State.  Cuyahoga County is
  7. 7. CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAND USE, 2018 53% 6% 9% 5% 3% 15% 9% Residential Commercial Industrial Institutional Transportation & Utilities Parks & Open Space Vacant
  8. 8. CLEAN OHIO CONSERVATION PROGRAM District One  124 projects submitted  80 projects funded  $49.1 million awarded Area protected:  2,319 acres of natural areas and greenspace  Over 58,000 lineal feet of riparian corridors 2000-2020:
  9. 9. CLEAN OHIO CONSERVATION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION • District One Public Works Integrating Committee (DOPWIC) • Appoints Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC) members. NRAC • Implements Clean Ohio Conservation Program in Cuyahoga County. • Develops project selection and evaluation methodology. • Selects projects for funding and makes recommendations to OPWC. OPWC DOPWIC• Oversees Infrastructure and the Clean Ohio Conservation Program. • Approves NRAC methodologies. • Gives final approval of recommended projects.
  10. 10. DISTRICT ONE NRAC MEMBERSHIP MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE FOR RICH COCHRAN Director, Western Reserve Land Conservancy Environment KYLE DREYFUSS -WELLS, CHAIR Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Environment MIKE FOLEY Director, Office of Sustainability, Office of Cuyahoga County Executive Government JESSICA FOX-GIFT Manager of Parks/Recreation & Research/Planning, City of Cleveland Park System CLAIRE KILBANE Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Soil and Water Conservation District HONORABLE PAUL KOOMAR Mayor, City of Bay Village District One Public Works Integrating Committee (DOPWIC) JILL KOSKI Chief Executive Officer, Holden Forests and Gardens Environment HONORABLE MICHAEL PROCUK Mayor, Village of Brooklyn Heights Government KIMBERLY RASSI-GOLLIN, SECRETARY Board Member, Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau Agriculture JOSEPH ROSZAK Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Metroparks Park System CHRISTOPHER URBAN, VICE CHAIR Director, Civic Engagement and Projects, Greater Cleveland Partnership Business, Realtors, Planning
  11. 11. TYPES OF PROJECTS OPEN SPACE  Acquisition of open space  Acquisition of land or rights in land, such as conservation easements  Construction or enhancement of facilities on acquired property  Acquisition or enhancement of land to connect natural area corridors
  12. 12. OPEN SPACE PROJECTS Expansion of Euclid Creek Reservation
  13. 13. TYPES OF PROJECTS  Fee simple acquisition of lands to provide access to riparian corridors or watersheds.  Acquisition of easements for the purpose of protecting and enhancing riparian corridors or watersheds.  Reforestation of land or the planting of vegetation for filtration purposes. RIPARIAN CORRIDOR
  14. 14. RIPARIAN CORRIDOR PROJECTS West Creek Confluence Project
  15. 15. TYPES OF PROJECTS  Construction or enhancement of facilities on properties previously acquired through the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation. OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENT
  16. 16. OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS Lower Big Creek Trail Connector Project
  17. 17. Solomon’s Seal wildflower at Beecher’s Brook DISTRICT ONE GREENSPACE CONSERVATION PROGRAM East Branch Rocky River Heron Rookery
  18. 18. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021 OPWC Requirements - Appraisals  Appraisals will be required at the time of application to the respective NRAC.  The selected appraiser must certify that they received and read OPWC’s Standards and include the certification in the appraisal’s Letter of Transmittal. The OPWC will not approve the Request to Proceed submittal without this certification. https://pwc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Appraisal% 20Standards%200120.pdf?ver=2020-01-27-090500- 190
  19. 19. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021 OPWC Requirements - Appraisals  Appraisals must be conducted by an ODOT Prequalified Appraiser. If the project includes a conservation easement, in addition to this list, Appraisal Institute Designated Members who have successfully passed the Valuation of Conservation Easements Professional Development Program are now also approved for use.
  20. 20. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021 OPWC Requirements – Appraisals  OPWC may approve projects where the purchase price exceeds the appraised value, if validated and approved by the NRAC. A change places a maximum such that the price cannot exceed 5% above appraised value.  See the Round 15 Appraisal Standards here - https://www.pwc.ohio.gov/Project- Administration/Clean- Ohio#594114-appraisal- information
  21. 21. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021 OPWC Requirements – Eligible/Ineligible Activities  The list of items on the OPWC website has been revised to reflect current practice and any revisions going forward for Round 15.  NRACs, with any needed guidance from the OPWC and consideration of environmental impacts, will make decisions on a case-by-case basis on the allowance of the following items: disc golf, equestrian use and mountain biking.  Solar fields are not permitted with the exception of solar panels for existing structures.
  22. 22. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021 OPWC Requirements – Eligible/Ineligible Activities  No new oil and gas leases are permitted once the NRAC has approved the application.  Any modification or breach of the recorded deed restrictions or conservation easement that occur once the Project Agreement has been signed and without the advanced written approval of the OPWC Director are subject to the imposition of liquidated damages.
  23. 23. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021 OPWC Requirements – Eligible/Ineligible Activities  Wetland restoration is permitted but new wetland creation is prohibited.  No improvements to easements are permitted except for one-time invasive removal.
  24. 24. OPWC Requirements – Project Implementation  Project acquisition must be completed one the date of the Project Agreement  Post acquisition activities must be years from date of acquisition unless a has been approved by OPWC. WHAT’S NEW IN PROGRAM YEAR 2021
  25. 25. PROGRAM YEAR 2021 FUNDING Funds Available:  PY 2021 Allocation - $3,324,704 Local Match Requirement  Maximum award: 75% of total project cost  25% local match required
  26. 26. Eligible Match:  Contributions of money from individuals, government.  Contributions in-kind through the purchase or equipment, land, easements, labor and  Appraised value of property.  Provide certification that all local revenues for be available on or before the earliest date schedule FUNDING
  27. 27. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS Local Subdivisions  Counties  Cities  Villages  Townships Special Districts  Soil and Water Conservation Districts  Park District/Authority Non-Profit Corporations  Exempt from federal income taxation  Has conservation activities as a primary part of its mission Eligible Applicants must have a subdivision code in order to apply. See https://www.pwc.ohio.gov/Advisories/Clean-
  28. 28. Eligible Activities  Acquisition  Planning and Implementation  Site Enhancement Restoration ELIGIBLE & INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES https://www.pwc.ohio.gov/Programs/Clean-Ohio- Application#591122-eligible-costs Ineligible Activities  Acquisition of land for active recreation  Flood control projects (dams, dredging, etc.)  Projects where stormwater management is the primary purpose.  Administrative Costs
  29. 29. DISTRICT ONE NRAC APPLICATION
  30. 30. DISTRICT ONE NRAC APPLICATION  Relates directly to OPWC Policies and the NRAC Evaluation Methodology.  Used along with the OPWC Application to review projects.  Applicant is responsible for making sure all documents are complete, accurate and submitted by Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4:30 PM  Screened for eligibility prior to evaluation. INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE EVALUATED BY THE NRAC.
  31. 31.  One (1) Digital copy submitted via Dropbox  Application Supplements must be submitted on the form provided.  Materials must be typed using an 11-point font and submitted according to District One NRAC Protocol. APPLICATION SUBMITTAL
  32. 32.  The OPWC Application [Org name] _Application.pdf  District One NRAC Application Supplement [Org name] _Supplement.pdf  Attachments separated by a cover page for:  Authorizations and Resolutions of Support, [Org name] _Attachment_Authorizations.pdf  Agreements and Letters of Support, [Org name]_Attachment_AgreementsLOS.pdf DISTRICT ONE NRAC PROTOCOL
  33. 33.  Maps and Photos, [Org name]_Attachment_MapsPhotos.pdf  Natural Resource Information, and [Org name]_Attachment_NaturalResource.pdf  Property Information by Permanent Parcel Number [Org name]_Attachment[Parcel #]_PropertyInfo.pdf  Letters of Intent/Memorandum of Understanding  Purchase Agreements  Conservation Easements  Deeds and proposed Deed Restrictions  Appraisals and County Fiscal Office Valuations DISTRICT ONE NRAC PROTOCOL
  34. 34. DISTRICT ONE NRAC Resolutions of Support Resolution(s) of Support from the appropriate political subdivision(s) as determined by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 164.23 Requests for Resolution of Support from Cuyahoga County Council due on September 8, 2020 by 4:30 PM Resolutions of Support do not apply to Improvements Only projects since the requirement was met for the property’s acquisition.
  35. 35. DISTRICT ONE NRAC EVALUATION The evaluation process is divided into three major components: Phase 1: Project Eligibility Phase 2: Preliminary Project Scoring includes site visits, Applicant interviews, and Public Meetings Phase 3: Final Project Scoring and Recommendations to OPWC
  36. 36. OPWC APPLICATION
  37. 37.  Financial Information – Page 2  Financial Resources – Page 2  Project Schedule – Page 3  Project Description – Page 4  Project Officials – Page 5  Attachments – Page 6 Important points OPWC APPLICATION https://pwc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Documents/PWC0002.pdf?ver= 2015-12-11-112710-457
  38. 38. http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/GSCdefault.html OPWC APPLICATION
  39. 39.  Financial Information – Page 2  Financial Resources – Page 2  Project Schedule – Page 3  Project Description – Page 4  Project Officials – Page 5  Attachments – Page 6 https://www.pwc.ohio.gov/Project-Administration/Clean-Ohio OPWC PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  40. 40. The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated: Eligibility Check List – Page 2 Section One: Project Emphasis – Page 3 Section Two: Project Description – Page 5 Section Three: County Principles – Page 10 Section Four: Project Benefits – Page 14 Section Five: Needs Of The District – Page 16 Section Six: Other Relevant Factors – Page 18 NRAC APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT
  41. 41. DISTRICT ONE NRAC CHECKLIST
  42. 42. The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated: Eligibility Check List – Page 2 Section One: Project Emphasis – Page 3 Section Two: Project Description – Page 5 Section Three: County Principles – Page 10 Section Four: Project Benefits – Page 14 Section Five: Needs Of The District – Page 16 Section Six: Other Relevant Factors – Page 18 NRAC APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT
  43. 43. Indicate the value of the land by providing the following required documentation: 1. A Summary of the Appraisal Report included in the Application Supplement 2. A certified Appraisal Report performed by an ODOT Prequalified Appraiser, who is credentialed in appraisals. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Engineering/Consultant/Consultant/prequal-row.pdf 3. Documentation from the appraiser that they received and read OPWC’s Standards and Procedures document https://www.pwc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Appraisal%20Standards%200120.p df?ver=2020-01-27-090500-190 4. Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer’s property valuation for the project site. SECTION TWO:
  44. 44.  Provide a detailed project description not to exceed two pages  Define the projects context in the Cuyahoga County provide a map.  Explain the current conditions and any site made as part of the project. Include an itemized costs for all improvements utilizing Clean Ohio funds.  Note existing structures on the property, the structure, proportion of value to the overall value, and actions. SECTION TWO:
  45. 45. https://www.countyplanning.us/projects/cuyahoga-county-greenprint/ CUYAHOGA COUNTY GREENPRINT
  46. 46. The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated: Eligibility Check List – Page 2 Section One: Project Emphasis – Page 3 Section Two: Project Description – Page 5 Section Three: County Principles – Page 10 Section Four: Project Benefits – Page 14 Section Five: Needs Of The District – Page 16 Section Six: Other Relevant Factors – Page 18 NRAC APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT
  47. 47. DISTRICT ONE NRAC PRINCIPLES To ensure that projects are visible, accessible and instructional, the NRAC has 5 guiding principles: 1. Preserve natural areas or open space. 2. Restore landscapes that have been degraded or destroyed. 3. Enhance the quality of natural areas or open space to promote passive recreation and educational opportunities. 4. Link natural areas to each other or to county cultural and civic heritage areas. 5. Provide public access to natural areas and/or county cultural and civic heritage areas. West Creek Critical Conservation Linkages
  48. 48. Restoration MUST comprise a portion of the project scope, budget, or local match and include supporting documentation in the Natural Resources Attachment.  Reduces or eliminates nonnative & invasive species  Restores or improves ecosystems.  Reforests and/or restores vegetation, and/or surfaces  Restores steep hillsides SECTION THREE: RESTORATION
  49. 49. The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated: Eligibility Check List – Page 2 Section One: Project Emphasis – Page 3 Section Two: Project Description – Page 5 Section Three: County Principles – Page 10 Section Four: Project Benefits – Page 14 Section Five: Needs Of The District – Page 16 Section Six: Other Relevant Factors – Page 18 NRAC APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT
  50. 50. SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS Briefly explain (2,000-character limit) the applicable benefits that are anticipated as a result of this project.  ECONOMIC  SOCIAL  ENVIRONMENTAL Provide supporting documentation in the Natural Resources Attachment, as necessary, to support all the stated benefits.
  51. 51. SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS ECONOMIC BENEFITS Briefly explain the applicable economic benefits that are anticipated as a result of this project.  Supports a priority local economic and/or community development initiative.  Catalyzes other improvements.  Increases the value of adjacent or nearby land.  Reduces annual municipal service costs (e.g., public safety, public service).  Develops or redevelops vacant, underutilized parcels/acres.  Other economic benefits.
  52. 52. SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS SOCIAL BENEFITS Briefly explain the applicable social benefits that are anticipated as a result of this project.  Provides public access.  Creates a gathering place.  Provides educational opportunities.  Provides bicycle and pedestrian linkages.  Removes a blighted image.  Improves public health and safety.  Enhances the cultural and civic heritage of the area.  Incorporates aesthetically pleasing and ecologically informed design.  Other social benefits.
  53. 53. SECTION FOUR: PROJECT BENEFITS ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS Briefly explain the applicable environmental benefits that are anticipated as a result of this project.  Balances the built environment with the natural environment.  Enhances environmental health or reduce ecological risks.  Converts degraded parcels/acres to a natural area and/or open space.  Creates habitats or other natural areas and/or open space.  Improves biodiversity.  Protects a rare, threatened or endangered species classified as regionally  endangered or included in the State Natural Heritage Inventory  Protects high quality or regionally significant biological communities.  Reduces the quantity or improve the quality of stormwater runoff.
  54. 54. The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated: Eligibility Check List – Page 2 Section One: Project Emphasis – Page 3 Section Two: Project Description – Page 5 Section Three: County Principles – Page 10 Section Four: Project Benefits – Page 14 Section Five: Needs Of The District – Page 16 Section Six: Other Relevant Factors – Page 18 NRAC APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT
  55. 55. SECTION FIVE: NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT Briefly explain how the project addresses the needs of the District.  Project is part of an adopted regional, County, community or watershed Plan. Provide project plan documentation.  Project will provide greenspace to an underserved population.  Project serves a low income and/or minority neighborhood.
  56. 56. The NRAC Application Supplement has a checklist for eligibility and six major sections that are evaluated: Eligibility Check List – Page 2 Section One: Project Emphasis – Page 3 Section Two: Project Description – Page 5 Section Three: County Principles – Page 10 Section Four: Project Benefits – Page 14 Section Five: Needs Of The District – Page 16 Section Six: Other Relevant Factors – Page 18 NRAC APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT
  57. 57. SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS  Local Match  Level of Coordination  Readiness to Proceed  Immediacy  Mineral Rights
  58. 58. Projects will be awarded points in this category based on the total match provided: Provide a breakdown of the local match (e.g. federal and state grants) and specify all sources. Include certification of funds. SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS Local Match % of Local Match PY 2021 Points 25 3 35 4 45 5 55 6 65 7 75 8 85 9 ≥95 10
  59. 59. Applicants should explain the following: The agencies and organizations that have been and preparation of this project application. The level of coordination that each agency or Attach Letters of Support SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS Level of Coordination
  60. 60. Applicants should include one of the following:  A fully executed purchase agreement  Purchase agreement that does not have all the signatures  A letter/memorandum of understanding  Copy of the conservation easement  Completed copy of the Deed for Riparian and Open Space which land is already owned Applications with confidentiality agreements in lieu of purchase agreements will not be evaluated. SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS Readiness to Proceed
  61. 61. Applicants must indicate whether:  The project area is vulnerable to being developed than open space; and  How this development would be detrimental to the SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS Immediacy
  62. 62. Applicants must indicate whether:  The current landowner will retain the mineral rights;  The mineral rights will be purchased and transferred to  The applicant obtained legal agreements with Lessee to impacts of the mineral rights lease and/or can show how well(s) will not impact sensitive natural resource areas;  The mineral rights will be purchased and maintained. SECTION SIX: OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS Mineral Rights
  63. 63. DISTRICT ONE NRAC EVALUATION CRITERIA MAXIMUM POINTS WEIGHT FACTOR MAXIMUM WEIGHTED POINTS % County Principles Preserves 10 3 30 11.5 Restores 10 2 20 7.5 Enhances 10 2 20 7.5 Links Areas 10 3 30 11.5 Provides Access 10 2 20 7.5 Principles Subtotal 50 120 45.5
  64. 64. CRITERIA MAXIMUM POINTS WEIGHT FACTOR MAXIMUM WEIGHTED POINTS % Benefits Economic 10 1 10 4.0 Social 10 2 20 7.5 Environmental 10 3 30 11.5 Benefits Subtotal 30 60 23.0 Needs of the District 10 3 30 11.5 DISTRICT ONE NRAC EVALUATION
  65. 65. CRITERIA MAXIMUM POINTS WEIGHT FACTOR MAXIMUM WEIGHTED POINTS % Other Relevant Factors Other Project Funding 10 1 10 4.0 Level of Coordination 10 1 10 4.0 Readiness to Proceed 10 1 10 4.0 Immediacy (bonus) 10 1 10 4.0 Property Rights 10 1 10 4.0 Other Subtotal 50 50 16.0 TOTAL* 140 260 100 *PROJECTS MUST RECEIVE A SCORE OF AT LEAST 60% or 156 WEIGHTED POINTS OF THE TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING. DISTRICT ONE NRAC EVALUATION
  66. 66. ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACTIVITY DATE Clean Ohio Applications Due Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. Preliminary screening October 30 –November 6, 2020 Site Visits Friday, November 6, 2020 NRAC Evaluation November 6 – December 18, 2020 Applicant Interviews Friday ,December 4 , 2020 NRAC Meeting - Review Scores** Wednesday, January 13, 2021 NRAC Meeting - Vote on Final Project Ranking** Thursday, February 11 , 2021 Submit Recommendations to OPWC April 30, 2021 PROGRAM YEAR 2021 SCHEDULE * Vote on Final Project Ranking may occur at January 13th Score Review Meeting
  67. 67. MS. ALISON BALL, PLANNER CUYAHOGA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 2079 East 9th Street, Suite 5-300 Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 443-3727 aball@cuyahogacounty.us http://www.countyplanning.us/ MS. JENNIFER KLINE, PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION 65 East State Street, Suite 312 Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 752- 8118 jennifer.kline@pwc.ohio.gov http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/ Contacts
  68. 68. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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