Project Application, Review, and Selection Process
To be included in the NCRP Plan and to qualify for related implemetation funding opportunities, proposed projects must demonstrate how project implementation will contribute to achieving one or more of the NCRP Goals & Objectives, as well as funding source priorities and requirements.
The NCRP project application, review, and selection process is continually revised as needed and as opportunities for input are presented and priorities of funding programs change. It consists of a multi-step progression that involves the participation of the NCRP Leadership Council (LC), Technical Peer Review Committee (TPRC), project sponsors and other regional partners.
The TPRC is composed of technical and scientific staff appointed from each county Board of Supervisors and North Coast Tribes. One of the TPRC's areas of responsibility is to review and recommend a prioritized slate of NCRP implementation projects based on technical considerations and criteria established by the LC and funding agency.
The process begins with local sponsor project information upload, usually in response to an implemetation project solicitation announcement. Projects are reviewed and scored by individual TPRC members, then the TPRC convenes to review and discuss each project. After discussion and score refinement, the group selects a draft portfolio of Priority Projects that is then submitted to the LC for consideration. The LC holds a public meeting to review and make any necessary adjustments to the draft suite of priority projects and approves a final set of priority projects to present for funding.