Certified Local Government (CLG)
Subgrant Criteria for FY 2015
Evaluation: all applications will be rated by Historic Preservation staff.
Points will be awarded on a relative scale: zero for poor, mid-point for average, and maximum points for outstanding.
After the subgrant applications are rated, they will be grouped as follows:
HIGH: Should be funded if at all possible.
MEDIUM: Appropriate to fund if money is available.
LOW: Not recommended for funding as submitted.
1. Minimum Requirements
The applicant must meet these in order to receive further consideration:
- A complete application postmarked or received by the application deadline.
- Fiscal Year 2013 grant work products received by September 30, 2014.
- No incomplete Historic Preservation Fund subgrant projects in the past five years, and applicant submitted a letter of intent by September 12, 2014.
- For intensive survey projects, did the applicant have the survey boundaries approved by staff by summer of 2014?
- For National Register Historic District projects, did the applicant have a kickoff meeting by the summer of 2014 to introduce the project to the neighborhood?
- Has the CLG submitted an annual report for the previous year?
2. Logical sequence of projects — 0-25 points. A community that has previously completed any of the tasks below will receive two bonus points per completed task, not to exceed 25 points maximum.
- Is this the initial intensive survey of the community or the continuation of a multi-phase survey? (Up to 25 pts)
- Will the project produce digital images of all previously surveyed properties in the community? (Up to 25 pts)
- Will project nominate properties to the State Register and National Register or nominate properties as local landmarks? (Up to 25 pts)
- Will project produce a community Web story linked to National Register Summaries for each listed property in their community? (Up to 15 pts)
- Will project provide funding for historic preservation training or educational opportunities for landmark commission members and/or staff? (Up to 15 pts)
- Will project produce design guidelines? (Up to 10 pts)
- Will project develop a preservation plan? (Up to 5 pts)
3. Effectiveness of the project in meeting broad local historic preservation goals and objectives — 0-25 points
- How does this project relate to the long-range goals of your commission?
- Does project address a specific historic preservation problem in your community?
4. Likelihood of successful and timely completion of project — 0 to 20 points
- Were the products for previous Historic Preservation Fund grants of good quality?
- List your previous historic preservation projects.
- How have they been successful?
- Does the project manager and organization have the demonstrated capability to manage the project as evidenced by resume, organizational experience, and proposal narrative?
5. Quality of budget proposal — 0 to 20 points
- Does the budget clearly relate to the project design?
- Did applicant submit two itemized estimates from preservation professionals?
6. Project supports strategic historic preservation goals — 5 points
- This project provides the local government with online access to the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).
7. Not a 2014 Historic Preservation Fund subgrant recipient — 5 points