Maine Revised Statutes

§10325. Distribution criteria for grants

The review and awarding of grant proposals by the grant committee under this subchapter are governed by this section. The criteria for consideration established in this section are not listed in order of priority. A grant applicant shall indicate in the application the category under which the grant committee should evaluate the proposal. [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]

1. General ATV enforcement.  For grants for general ATV enforcement, the grant committee:
A. Shall consider the following information relevant to the grant proposal:
(1) Documentation of ATV complaints;
(2) ATV accident data; and
(3) Documented general ATV enforcement problems; and [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
B. May not award a grant unless matching funds are available in an amount that is no less than 25% of the grant amount. [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
2. Multijurisdictional high-problem area.  For grants for multijurisdictional high-problem areas, the grant committee:
A. Shall consider the following information relevant to the grant proposal:
(1) Documentation of extensive use of an area by ATV operators, as indicated by a large number of registered ATVs or a large number of transient ATV operators in an area;
(2) Documentation of unauthorized trails or extensive damage to private and public property;
(3) Documentation of ATV use in prohibited areas as defined in state law; and
(4) Documentation of multiple law enforcement agency involvement; and [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
B. May award a grant whether or not matching funds are available. [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
3. Equipment and training.  For grants for equipment and training for law enforcement officers, the grant committee:
A. Shall consider the following information relevant to the grant proposal:
(1) Documentation of ATV use on trails and private property;
(2) Documentation of law enforcement staff needing equipment and training; and
(3) Documentation of inability to obtain equipment from other sources, specific scheduled training events and any training sponsorship; and [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
B. May not award a grant unless matching funds are available in an amount that is no less than 50% of the grant amount. [2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 695, Pt. B, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 695, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 695, §B4 (NEW). 2003, c. 695, §C1 (AFF).

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