In Mid-February we launched the CIF's 2015 Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI). This bulletin is the second in a series that breaks down the application process and offers tips to prepare your best possible submission for this year's REOI.
Special Tips & Tools for System Rationalization Projects
CIF has set aside $1,200,000 to support municipalities seeking to act upon the results of the MIPC Provincial Optimization Study.
Here's what you need to know to create top-quality System Rationalization project applications (using REOI Form 2):
- System Rationalization applications take time: Projects are complex and require co-operative action/planning by two or more municipalities. For the best chance to maximize funding, submit draft project details for review and comments. Start now!
- Prepare supporting documentation: Council approval, minutes of multi-municipal planning committee meetings, cost/benefit analysis, expected savings or diversion benefits, capital budgets and other supporting documentation.
- Develop timeline and monitoring/measurement plans: These documents are vital features of strong System Rationalization projects. If you need guidance on how to create them, contact CIF.
- Include project evaluation criteria: Your application should describe as many of the established “Increased Diversion” evaluation criteria as possible to demonstrate the strength of your proposal.