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Project Eligibility Criteria

All projects must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for funding. For the complete text of the regulations defining eligibility, please see our web site link to Title 137, Chapter 5.

 

  • The applicant must demonstrate that the project is environmentally acceptable. The project shall not cause harm to the environment and results in a net gain for the environment.

  • The project must have clear and direct environmental benefits.

  • The project must make a real contribution to achieving the Trust Board’s environmental categories.

  • The project must provide public benefits.

  • The funds requested will provide assistance only to proposals which are deemed technically feasible.

  • The funds requested will provide assistance only to proposals which are deemed financially feasible.

  • The funds requested shall not be used to provide direct assistance to regulatory programs.

  • The funds requested shall not be used to implement actions mandated by regulations except remediation.

  • The funds requested shall not pay for private benefits or provide assistance to projects whose benefits are primarily private in nature. (See “Guidance for Private, For-Profit Applicants” on page 6 of the grant application instructions for a discussion of this criterion.)

  • The funds requested shall not be used to relieve private liability for environmental damage.

  • The funds requested shall not pay for projects which have direct beneficiaries who could afford the costs of the benefits without experiencing serious financial hardship.

  • The fund shall not pay for land or easements acquired without the full and express consent of the landowner.