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Application Rating Criteria

Rating Criteria   Low   Ave.   High
Section 1            
Degree project advances categories of the Trust 0 5 10 15 20 25
Sound planning and design 0 5 10 15 20 25
Direct measurable environmental benefits 0 4 8 12 16 20
Cost-effective 0 4 8 12 16 20
Duration of benefits 0 3 6 9 12 15
Matching (non-state) resources (monetary & in kind) 0 3 6 9 12 15
Prevents contamination or degradation of resources 0 3 6 9 12 15
Many people or communities served by project 0 3 6 9 12 15
General public benefit 0 2 4 6 8 10
Public/Private partnerships 0 2 4 6 8 10
Economic impact 0 2 4 6 8 10
Evaluation plan 0 2 4 6 8 10
Unique need 0 1 2 3 4 5
Public health 0 1 2 3 4 5
Innovation 0 1 2 3 4 5
Replication potential 0 1 2 3 4 5
Individual or local initiative 0 1 2 3 4 5

Section 2            

Feature Program Bonus Points

  1. An eligible application that meets all of the following criteria will receive 35 additional points to encourage large-scale collaborative projects with significant environmental impact.
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  3. 1) The project is designed on an ecosystem, resource-based or regional approach.
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  5. 2) The project includes components to inform and educate on sound resource management practices.
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  7.  
    3) The project includes representatives of public and private interested parties and organizations in comprehensive planning, design and evaluation activities.
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    4) The project recognizes community and economic values which may affect conservation action and design appropriate actions to enhance attainment and sustainability of resource objectives.
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  11. 5) The project creates efficiencies of delivery and maximizes available resources through the development of formal and informal interlocal or interagency agreements and/or public/private partnerships.
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        35

TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE           250

Section 3            
Geographic points-vary each year