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Virginia Administrative Code
7/24/2024

Part II. Soliciting and Reviewing Applications

22VAC30-50-60. Requests for proposals.

The advisory board shall solicit applications for grants of moneys from the fund by issuing RFPs from time to time. These RFPs shall be issued at the discretion of the advisory board and shall depend upon the availability of moneys in the fund. Each application for a grant must be submitted in response to an actual RFP and received by a deadline specified in the RFP.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-131 and 51.5-181 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC5-185-60 derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 9, eff. February 14, 2001; adopted as 22VAC30-50-60, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. February 13, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 24, eff. September 3, 2009; Volume 33, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 25, 2021; Volume 39, Issue 3, eff. October 27, 2022.

22VAC30-50-70. Grant reviewers and technical advisors.

The advisory board may choose, at any time, to appoint grant reviewers or other technical advisors, or both, to assist in reviewing and ranking applications. Such reviewers and advisors may represent medical researchers, medical practitioners, community-based service providers, consumers, advocates for consumers, or others deemed appropriate by the advisory board for this purpose. Reviewers and advisors shall be appointed so as to provide equal representation from Virginia's medical schools. Reviewers and advisors shall be selected so as to avoid any conflict of interests or the appearance thereof, and the advisory board may choose reviewers and advisors residing or working outside Virginia to ensure impartiality. Whenever reviewers or advisors sit as a committee, the chair of the advisory board or his designee shall serve as chair of the committee but shall not vote on individual applications.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-131 and 51.5-181 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC5-185-70 derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 9, eff. February 14, 2001; adopted as 22VAC30-50-70, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. February 13, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 24, eff. September 3, 2009; Volume 33, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 25, 2021.

22VAC30-50-80. Specification of Option A or B.

Each application shall clearly state a purpose to seek funds for projects to conduct research on the mechanisms and treatment of neurotrauma, which shall be referred to as "Option A," or to develop innovative, model community-based rehabilitative programs and services for individuals with neurotrauma, which shall be referred to as "Option B." Option A applications shall state and demonstrate a clear intention of researching the mechanisms of neurotrauma or the treatment of neurotrauma, or both. Option B applications shall state and demonstrate a clear intention to provide innovative, model community-based rehabilitative services by developing, expanding, evaluating, or improving community-based programs and services for people with traumatic brain injury or traumatic spinal cord injury, or both, and expanding opportunities for these individuals to become as independent and physically and functionally capable as possible. Neither Option A nor Option B grants shall be used for long-term funding of research projects or community-based rehabilitative programs and services.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-131 and 51.5-181 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC5-185-80 derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 9, eff. February 14, 2001; adopted as 22VAC30-50-80, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. February 13, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 24, eff. September 3, 2009; Volume 33, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2016.

22VAC30-50-90. Submission of applications.

In reviewing applications submitted for grant awards, whether Option A or Option B, the advisory board shall accept applications that:

1. Present a clear and convincing discussion of how the proposed project shall carry out its intention as specified in accordance with 22VAC30-50-80 and describe in as much detail as possible its anticipated effectiveness in carrying out its intention;

2. Comply fully with informational and administrative requirements stated in the specific RFP to which applicants are responding; and

3. In the case of an Option A application:

a. Discuss the relevance of the proposed project to an identified field of medical or rehabilitative inquiry;

b. Demonstrate the anticipated benefit of the proposed project in terms of expanding knowledge and understanding of neurotrauma;

c. Discuss any innovation or breakthrough the project seeks to promote, specifying outcome measures where possible for each of the preceding enumerated items in this subdivision;

d. Describe efforts to ensure that the proposed project does not duplicate previous or ongoing research; and

e. Provide a plan for sustaining the proposed project following termination of a grant award as relevant to the intention of the proposed project; or

4. In the case of an Option B application:

a. Discuss the relevance of the proposed project to an identified need for innovative, model community-based rehabilitative programs and services in terms of the absence of alternative resources available to the intended individuals and community;

b. Describe efforts to ensure that the proposed project does not duplicate existing programs, services, or resources already available to targeted individuals and communities;

c. Demonstrate a commitment to collaborative community planning involving consumer groups, service providers, employers, relevant state and local agencies, and other funding sources, as available and appropriate; and

d. Provide a plan for sustaining the proposed project following termination of a grant award as relevant to the intention of the proposed project.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-131 and 51.5-181 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC5-185-90 derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 9, eff. February 14, 2001; amended and adopted as 22VAC30-50-90, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. February 13, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 24, eff. September 3, 2009; Volume 33, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2016.

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