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Small Cities Application Process

The Small Cities Program has established a Competitive Round Application Process. Applications will be rated and ranked according to DOH policy. The application steps are outlined below:

1. Attend the Application Workshop
         a. Grantees attend application workshop
         b. Receive Application forms
2. Hold Public Hearing
         a. Notice to be published at least twice (on different days) in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the municipality.
         b. The first notice must be published at least 14 days prior to the date of the public hearing.
         c. Submit copies of notices along with newspaper Affidavit of Publication.
         d. Submit copies of minutes of meeting.
3. Conduct an Environmental Review
         a. Establish Environmental Review Record
         b. Determine type of Activity and environmental impact
         c. Publish Request for Release of Funds
         d. Request Release from DOH
4. Write Application
         a. Select eligible activity
         b. Determine National Objective
         c. Prepare application
         d. Submit to DOH
5. Rate and Rank (DOH)
         a.DOH receives and reviews applications
         b. Rate applications
         c. Rank applications
6. Award (DOH)
         a. Submit rating to Commissioner for award announcements by Governor
7. Contract Documents (DOH)
         a. DOH prepares contract documents
         b.Submits to awarded towns
         c.Towns sign and return to DOH
         d.Commissioner signs contract documents 
8. Construction Period
         a.Grantees begin construction phase
9. Closeout
         a. DOH conducts monitoring and closeout