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Adopt Project Screening Criteria

Guide and Oversee Plan Objectives

Currently, the NCREDC maintains a priority project scoring matrix, which includes a section on Sustainability, Environmental Impact, and Infrastructure. It is recommended that a project screening criteria based on the goals and strategies presented in this Plan, be used to supplement the existing NCREDC priority project scoring matrix.

The aforementioned NCREDC Sustainability Working Group would be responsible for monitoring progress, guiding Plan updates where appropriate, particularly as part of the 2013 NCREDC report, and supporting efforts to implement the Plan. The Working Group would also be encouraged to seek funds to support oversight and monitoring of the Plan to ensure that this does not become an unfunded mandate and, therefore, less effective. Other responsibilities include:

A number of ongoing projects in the region that will support the goals of this plan already have considerable planning and development behind them, as well as a local champion to shepherd them to success. New projects and • Scheduling a review of the plan with stakeholder groups ideas continue to emerge and be developed by regional within each county to discuss plan objectives and strategies. governments, businesses, not-for-profits, and residents. • Working with County planning offices to ensure support is available to them when applying for funding opportunities. Training on Consolidated Funding Applications (CFAs) could be provided by the regional Sustainability Working Group through the NCREDC in the form of worksheets and guidance documents.

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