WSR 00-19-105

PROPOSED RULES

HIGHER EDUCATION

COORDINATING BOARD

[ Filed September 20, 2000, 11:36 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-15-046 [00-15-054].

Title of Rule: Washington state displaced homemaker program.

Purpose: Makes technical changes, reorders sections, and makes changes to the length of the contract period.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.04 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.04.040, 28B.04.060, 28B.04.070, 28B.04.090, 28B.04.100.

Summary: Gives contractors the opportunity to renew their biennial contract for one ensuing biennium. Repeals WAC 250-44-210 which refers to an outdated requirement to submit evaluation reports.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Brenda Landers, 917 Lakeridge Way, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, (360) 753-7827.

Name of Proponent: Higher Education Coordinating Board, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Make several technical changes for enhanced clarity, including rearranging sections to be in a more logical order; gives contractors the opportunity to renew their biennial contract for one ensuing biennium, and removes the requirement for organizations wishing to apply for funding to submit letters of intent; repeals WAC 250-44-210, an outdated requirement to submit evaluation reports; the effect of these changes will be more consistent services for displaced homemakers and cost and time savings for board staff due to changes in the competitive process; and repealing WAC 250-44-210 will allow for more detailed and client focused reports to be developed at the discretion of board staff.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Defines initial and renewal contracts, and the process for awarding both; and allows contractors to renew their contract for one ensuing biennium versus competing for funding.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The WAC affects organizations eligible to apply for funding for the displaced homemaker program. Small businesses are not eligible to apply for funding.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Higher Education Coordinating Board is not named as an agency in this statute.

Hearing Location: Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, Olympia, WA 98504, on October 25, 2000, at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Belma Villa by October 23, 2000, TDD (360) 753-7809, or (360) 753-7810.

Submit Written Comments to: Brenda Landers, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, Brendal@hecb.wa.gov, fax (360) 753-7808, by November 2, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 6, 2000.

September 19, 2000

Brenda D. Landers

Program Manager

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-020
Program administration.

Responsibility for all aspects of administration of the displaced homemaker program, subject to these regulations, shall be vested in the executive director of the board. ((The executive director shall provide progress reports to the board and to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature.))

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-020, filed 7/31/87; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-020, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-020, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-040
Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

(1) "Act" means the Displaced Homemaker Act, chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended.

(2) "Advisory committee" means the advisory committee established pursuant to WAC 250-44-030.

(3) "Appropriate job opportunities" means opportunities to be gainfully employed, as defined in subsection (9) of this section, in jobs which build upon all relevant skills and potential skills of the individual displaced homemaker, including opportunities in jobs which in the past may not generally have been considered traditional for women.

(4) "Center" means a multipurpose service center as defined in subsection (10) of this section.

(5) "Board" means the higher education coordinating board.

(6) "Displaced homemaker" means an individual who:

(a) Has worked in the home for ten or more years providing unsalaried household services for family members on a full-time basis; and

(b) Is not gainfully employed;

(c) Needs assistance in securing employment; and

(d) Meets one of the following criteria;

(i) Has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income; or

(ii) Has been dependent on federal assistance but is no longer eligible for that assistance; or

(iii) Is supported as the parent of minor children by public assistance or spousal support, but whose youngest child is within two years of reaching majority.

(7) "Executive director" means the executive director of the board.

(8) "Executive officer" of the sponsoring organization means the chief executive or senior officer of the organization.

(9) "Gainfully employed" means employed for salary or wages on a continuing basis and earning at least an amount equal to the standard of need established under RCW 74.04.770.

(10) "Multipurpose service center" means a center contracted for under the act, which either provides directly, or provides information about and referral to, each type of program of service as defined in subsection (14) of this section.

(11) "Objective" means a purpose of a program of service which can be quantified and for which objective measurements of performance can be established.

(12) "Displaced homemaker program" means the program of contracts for multipurpose service centers and programs of service for displaced homemakers authorized by the act.

(13) "Program" means a program of service as defined in subsection (14) of this section.

(14) "Program of service" means one of the specific services listed in subdivisions (a) through (g) of this subsection, and meeting the criteria set forth in the subdivision.

(a) Job counseling services, which shall:

(i) Be specifically designed for displaced homemakers;

(ii) Counsel displaced homemakers with respect to appropriate job opportunities (as defined in subsection (3) of this section); and

(iii) Take into account and build upon the skills and experience of a homemaker and emphasize job readiness as well as skill development.

(b) Job training and job placement services, which shall:

(i) Emphasize short-term training programs and programs which expand upon homemaking skills and volunteer experience and which prepare the displaced homemaker to be gainfully employed as defined in subsection (9) of this section;

(ii) Develop, through cooperation with state and local government agencies and private employers, model training and placement programs for jobs in the public and private sectors;

(iii) Assist displaced homemakers in gaining admission to existing public and private job training programs and opportunities, including vocational education and apprenticeship training programs; and

(iv) Assist in identifying community needs and creating new jobs in the public and private sectors.

(c) Health counseling services, including referral to existing health programs, which shall:

(i) Include general principles of preventative health care;

(ii) Include health care consumer education, particularly in the selection of physicians and health care services, including, but not limited to, health maintenance organizations and health insurance;

(iii) Include family health care and nutrition;

(iv) Include alcohol and drug abuse; and

(v) Include other related health care matters as appropriate.

(d) Financial management services, which shall:

(i) Provide information and assistance with respect to insurance, taxes, estate and probate problems, mortgages, loans and other related financial matters; and

(ii) Include referral, wherever feasible and appropriate, to public legal assistance programs staffed by attorneys.

(e) Educational services, which shall:

(i) Include outreach and information about courses offering credit through secondary or postsecondary education programs, and other re-entry programs, including bilingual programming where appropriate; and

(ii) Include information about such other programs ((as the board may determine)) determined by the board to be of interest and benefit to displaced homemakers, and for which appropriate informational materials have been provided by the board.

(f) Legal counseling and referral services, which shall:

(i) Be limited to matters directly related to problems of displaced homemakers;

(ii) Be supplemental to financial management services as defined in subdivision (d) of this subsection; and

(iii) Emphasize referral, wherever feasible and appropriate, to public legal assistance programs staffed by attorneys.

(g) General outreach and information services with respect to federal and state employment, education, health, public assistance, and unemployment assistance programs which the board may determine to be of interest and benefit to displaced homemakers, and for which the board distributes appropriate informational materials.

(15) "Reaching majority" means reaching age eighteen.

(16) "Sponsoring organization" means a public institution, agency or governmental entity, or a chartered private nonprofit institution or organization which has legal authority to submit an application, enter into a contract, and provide the programs of service covered by the application, and which agrees to provide supervision and financial management to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

(17) "Training for service providers" means activities which provide training for persons serving the needs of displaced homemakers.

(18) "State-wide outreach and information services" means activities designed to make general outreach and information services for displaced homemakers available throughout Washington including but not limited to areas ((not)) directly served by multipurpose service centers or other programs of service under the displaced homemaker program.

(19) "Subsistence" means support provided to, or paid to recipients for support services including all living expenses, child care, and transportation.

(20) "Performance indicators" means expected levels of services and outcomes as established by the executive director and made available in the application guidelines.

(21) "Initial contract" means a contract awarded based on a competitive process and the evaluation of an initial application.

(22) "Renewal contract" means a contract awarded to a current sponsoring organization for the ensuing biennium, based on the evaluation of a renewal application.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-040, filed 7/31/87; 85-10-022 (Order 1/85, Resolution No. 85-44), 250-44-040, filed 4/23/85; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-040, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-040, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-02, filed 3/16/95, effective 4/16/95)

WAC 250-44-050
Utilization of available contract funds.

(1) ((Each biennium)) The executive director shall issue contract application guidelines which shall establish criteria for specific utilization of available contract funds. The guidelines shall set forth:

(a) The maximum contract amount ((for a multipurpose service center to be provided depending on available funds under the act during the upcoming biennium)) available for funding of a multipurpose service center.

(b) The maximum contract amount ((for a contract for a program or programs of service depending on available funds under the act during the upcoming biennium)) available for funding of a program or programs of service.

(c) A reservation of funds for contracts to provide state-wide outreach and information services and/or training for service providers.

(2) At least two multipurpose service centers, each located in a highly populated area, ((will)) shall be supported under the displaced homemaker program, provided adequate funds have been appropriated.

(3) Remaining funds ((will)) shall be used for contracts selected to provide geographic dispersion of displaced homemaker multipurpose service centers and programs of service.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806 and chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 95-07-087 (Order 95-02), 250-44-050, filed 3/16/95, effective 4/16/95; 93-07-061 (Resolution No. 93-8), 250-44-050, filed 3/17/93, effective 4/17/93; 91-14-009, 250-44-050, filed 6/24/91, effective 7/25/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 89-08-056 (Order 1-89, Resolution No. HECB 89-3), 250-44-050, filed 3/31/89; 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-050, filed 7/31/87; 85-10-022 (Order 1/85, Resolution No. 85-44), 250-44-050, filed 4/23/85; 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-050, filed 7/3/84; 83-14-041 (Order 3/83, Resolution No. 83-66), 250-44-050, filed 6/30/83; 82-23-017 (Order 11/82, Resolution No. 83-21), 250-44-050, filed 11/8/82; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-050, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-050, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-060
Eligibility to apply for contracts.

Either an initial or renewal application for a contract to provide either a multipurpose service center or one or more programs of service for displaced homemakers or training for service providers may be submitted by a sponsoring organization, as defined in WAC 250-44-040(16).

(1) The board ((will)) shall require appropriate documentation of the nonprofit status of an applicant ((which)) that is nonpublic.

(2) ((Letters of intent, accompanied by the required documentation of nonprofit status will be required prior to submission of an application, and will be screened by the staff of the board. Sponsoring organizations verified to be eligible will then be invited to submit applications.

(3) Consortiums of appropriate)) Organizations ((are encouraged, but)) that apply as a consortium shall submit a single application ((by a single)). The application shall be submitted by the sponsoring organization((, which)) that will serve as fiscal agent for the consortium((, is to be submitted for each proposed consortial center, program of service, or multiple programs of service to be operated by a consortium)).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-060, filed 7/31/87; 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-060, filed 7/3/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-060, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76, filed 7/3/84)

WAC 250-44-070
Standards to be met by applicants.

In addition to eligibility as a public or nonprofit organization, each sponsoring organization ((will)) shall be required to provide evidence of adequate staff or governing board provisions to provide administrative and financial management oversight services to ensure contract compliance ((with contract provisions and conditions)).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-070, filed 7/3/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-070, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-080
Eligible expenditures and matching requirements.

(1) Eligible expenditures((. Expenditures eligible to be included in budgets under applications to provide multipurpose centers, programs of service or training for service providers,)) include all operating expenses ((needed)) necessary to carry out the training, counseling, and referral services covered in the proposal, and to provide outreach activities related to the services, subject to the following limitations:

(a) No funds under the contract budgets ((may)) shall be utilized to provide subsistence or stipends for recipients of the services provided.

(b) No funds under the contract budgets ((may)) shall be utilized to pay for student tuition and fees for enrollment in education programs or courses except under specific prior approval by the executive director.

(c) ((Any)) All out-of-state travel or any subcontracts with other agencies or organizations, to be paid for with funds under contract budgets, must be specifically approved in advance by the executive director or the director's designee; and

(d) Formula allocations of overhead or other expenses of the sponsoring organization not directly related to the provision of the services covered by the contract ((may)) shall not be included in the contract budget, but charges for direct services in support of the contract such as financial accounting services, printing services, transportation, etc., may be included.

(2) Although the contract budget ((may)) shall not support subsistence, stipends, or tuition and fee payments (unless approved in advance) for recipients of services under the contract, sponsoring organizations are encouraged wherever possible and appropriate to obtain and provide funds for such purposes from other sources (((JTPA, for example) in cases of financial need)).

(3) Matching requirements. At least thirty percent of the funding for each center or program supported by a contract under the act must be provided by the sponsoring ((agency)) organization, based on the original contract amount.

(a) Validation of the provision of required matching support ((will)) shall be provided ((by detail in the budget proposed)) as required in each application.

(b) Matching may be provided either in the form of supplemental funds, from any source other than the contract under the act, to pay for services separately accounted for in carrying out the activities covered by the contract, or in the form of contributed services or contributions in-kind also specifically and separately accounted for.

(c) Contributions in-kind may include materials, supplies, chargeable services such as printing services or transportation, salaries and fringe benefit costs for paid employees of the sponsoring organization to the extent such employees work directly in the provision of services under the contract or providing direct support such as secretarial or accounting support, and the equivalent value of contributed volunteer services on the same basis: Provided, That the dollar value of contributed volunteer services shall be calculated by determining the hourly rate for comparable paid positions for which the volunteer is fully qualified, and multiplying the hourly rate times the number of hours of service contributed.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-080, filed 7/31/87; 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-080, filed 7/3/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-080, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-090
Required assurances.

No contract ((will)) shall be awarded unless the sponsoring organization includes in its application the following assurances:

(1) No person in this state, on the grounds of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical handicap, shall be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available under the act;

(2) The sponsoring organization ((will)) shall actively seek to employ for all staff positions supported by funds provided under the act, and for all staff positions supported by matching funds under any contract, including supervisory, technical and administrative positions, persons who qualify as displaced homemakers;

(3) Services provided to displaced homemakers under the contract ((will)) shall be provided without payment of any fees for the services: Provided, That the executive director may approve exceptions to this requirement upon determining that such exceptions would be in the best interest of displaced homemaker program objectives;

(4) First priority for all services provided under the contract ((will)) shall be given to persons who qualify in all regards as displaced homemakers. Other persons in need of the services due to similar circumstances may be assisted if provision of such assistance ((will)) shall not in any way interfere with the provision of services to displaced homemakers as defined in the act. The sponsoring organization ((will)) shall include in its reports separate and distinct accountability for services to displaced homemakers and to other persons in need of the services;

(5) The sponsoring organization agrees to comply in full with the accounting and reporting requirements set forth in WAC 250-44-100 and such other accounting and reporting requirements as may ((reasonably)) be established by the executive director.

(6) The sponsoring organization agrees to participate in evaluation procedures ((to be established pursuant to WAC 250-44-210)), including the use of ((a)) all specified uniform ((intake)) client classification forms for persons to whom services are provided, and specified uniform evaluation questionnaires;

(7) The sponsoring organization will actively seek to coordinate activities under the contract with related activities and services provided by other organizations;

(8) The sponsoring organization understands and agrees that payments from the board under the contract will be provided monthly or quarterly upon submission and approval of payment requests in a form and containing information specified by the executive director of the board, and that approval of payments shall be conditioned upon the executive director's determination that the sponsoring organization is in compliance with the terms of the contract and this chapter;

(9) The executive officer of the sponsoring organization has reviewed the application, including all assurances contained therein, and is authorized to submit the application and execute a contract in accordance with the application if it is approved by the board; and

(10) The executive director and staff of the board will be provided access to financial and other records pursuant to the contract.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-090, filed 7/31/87; 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-090, filed 7/3/84; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-090, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-090, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-02, filed 3/16/95, effective 4/16/95)

WAC 250-44-110
Length of contract periods.

(1) Contract periods for each contract((s)) awarded under the act shall be in accordance with each application proposal, subject to contract application guidelines issued by the executive director, but shall not begin before the starting date or extend beyond the end date of the upcoming biennium.

(2) An initial contract shall be awarded on a biennial basis.

(3) A contract funded for the 1999-2001 biennium may be renewed for the 2001-2003 biennium provided the sponsoring organization was in full compliance with all of the terms of the 1999-2001 contract, as evidenced by the on-site compliance reviews.

(4) An initial contract funded for the 2001-2003 biennium, and any contract funded thereafter may be renewed for one subsequent biennium provided the sponsoring organization was in full compliance with the contract and performance indicators established by the executive director.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806 and chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 95-07-087 (Order 95-02), 250-44-110, filed 3/16/95, effective 4/16/95; 93-07-061 (Resolution No. 93-8), 250-44-110, filed 3/17/93, effective 4/17/93; 91-14-009, 250-44-110, filed 6/24/91, effective 7/25/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 89-08-056 (Order 1-89, Resolution No. HECB 89-3), 250-44-110, filed 3/31/89; 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-110, filed 7/31/87; 85-10-022 (Order 1/85, Resolution No. 85-44), 250-44-110, filed 4/23/85; 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-110, filed 7/3/84; 83-14-041 (Order 3/83, Resolution No. 83-66), 250-44-110, filed 6/30/83; 82-23-017 (Order 11/82, Resolution No. 83-21), 250-44-110, filed 11/8/82; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-110, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-110, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-02, filed 3/16/95, effective 4/16/95)

WAC 250-44-130
Calendar and closing dates for ((letters of intent,)) applications and awards.

(1) ((Organizations wishing to apply for contracts to operate multipurpose service centers, shall submit to the executive director a letter of intent, accompanied by appropriate documentation of public or nonprofit status, as specified in the contract application guidelines.

(2) The executive director or the director's designee will screen the letters of intent for multipurpose service centers, prepare a list of all eligible organizations which filed letters of intent and distribute the list to all applicants within seven days from the filing date for letters of intent as specified in the contract application guidelines.

(3) Applications for contracts for multipurpose service centers may be submitted by organizations on the list pursuant to subsection (2) of this section. Applications must be submitted by the date as specified in the contract application guidelines.

(4) Organizations wishing to apply for contracts to operate programs of service shall submit to the executive director a letter of intent, accompanied by appropriate documentation of public or nonprofit status by the date specified in the guidelines.

(5) The executive director or the director's designee will screen the letters of intent for programs of service, prepare a list of all eligible organizations which filed letters of intent, and distribute the list to all organizations on the list, within seven days from the filing date for letters of intent as specified in the contract application guidelines.

(6))) Applications for both initial and renewal contracts ((for programs of service may)) to provide services to displaced homemakers shall be submitted by eligible organizations ((on the list)) pursuant to ((subsection (5) of this section)) WAC 250-44-040(16) by the date specified in the contract application guidelines.

(((7))) (2) The executive director of the board ((will)) shall approve awards of contracts, provided qualifying applications were received by the closing dates specified in ((this section and in)) the application guidelines.

(((8))) (3) In the event that available funds for contracts under the act are not fully utilized after approval of contracts, the executive director ((may)) shall either establish a new calendar for further consideration of applications and award of contracts, or award supplemental funds to existing centers and programs by amendment of contracts in effect, or award supplemental funds for targeted displaced homemaker program initiatives.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806 and chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 95-07-087 (Order 95-02), 250-44-130, filed 3/16/95, effective 4/16/95; 93-07-061 (Resolution No. 93-8), 250-44-130, filed 3/17/93, effective 4/17/93; 91-14-009, 250-44-130, filed 6/24/91, effective 7/25/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW as amended. 89-08-056 (Order 1-89, Resolution No. HECB 89-3), 250-44-130, filed 3/31/89; 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-130, filed 7/31/87; 85-10-022 (Order 1/85, Resolution No. 85-44), 250-44-130, filed 4/23/85; 84-14-084 (Order 2/84, Resolution No. 84-76), 250-44-130, filed 7/3/84; 83-14-041 (Order 3/83, Resolution No. 83-66), 250-44-130, filed 6/30/83; 82-23-017 (Order 11/82, Resolution No. 83-21), 250-44-130, filed 11/8/82; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-130, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-130, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-140
((Form and)) Content of application.

(((1) General instructions. All forms and narrative material should be typed, narrative material double-spaced. Legibility, clarity, and completeness are essential. All sections of the application must be completed. Unnecessarily elaborate brochures or other presentations beyond those sufficient to present a complete and effective application should be avoided. Elaborate art work, expensive paper and bindings are not necessary and will not count in favor of the application.

(2) Number of copies. The contract application guidelines shall specify the number of copies of each application to be submitted to the executive director. Copies may be reproduced, but at least two copies submitted shall have the original signature of the executive officer of the sponsoring organization.

(3) Contents of each application. Each)) Both initial and renewal applications ((is to)) shall be submitted using the format and forms prescribed in the contract application guidelines.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-140, filed 7/31/87; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-140, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-140, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-150
Criteria for selection of contracts to be awarded.

(1) Initial contracts. For each closing date established as specified in WAC 250-44-130, applications will be ranked competitively according to their performance with respect to:

(a) Size of the potential population to be served;

(b) Demonstrated need for the proposed services;

(c) Experience and capabilities of the sponsoring organization;

(d) Provisions for coordination of services with other organizations providing related services in the geographic area((;

(e) Involvement of displaced homemakers in the planning and development of the proposal;

(f) The quality of the proposed center or program)).

(2) The executive director shall develop a system for evaluating initial applications with respect to the above-stated criteria, and make available in the application guidelines a description of the system ((available to sponsoring organizations which submit letters of intent to file applications)).

(3) Final selection of initial applications to be approved will be based upon both relative ranking on factors listed in subsection (1) of this section and appropriate geographic distribution.

(4) Renewal contracts. The sponsoring organization may be eligible to renew its contract for one subsequent biennium provided the sponsoring organization was in full compliance with the 1999-2001 contract. Thereafter, the sponsoring organization may be eligible to renew its contract for one subsequent biennium provided the sponsoring organization was in full compliance with the contract and performance indicators established by the executive director.

(5) The executive director shall develop a system for evaluating renewal applications and make available in the application guidelines a description of the system.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-150, filed 7/31/87; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-150, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-150, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-160
Procedure for selection of contracts to be awarded.

(1) Initial contracts. The following steps will be employed in screening and selection of applications to be approved for initial contracts:

(((1))) (a) Applications will be screened for eligibility and completeness;

(((2))) (b) A panel of application readers will be established, to consist of board staff members designated by the executive director, members of the advisory committee who are not members of the legislature or employees of sponsoring organizations, and such other persons as may be deemed appropriate by the executive director;

(((3))) (c) Within each category of application as described in WAC 250-44-150(1), the panel of readers will evaluate and rank qualifying applications according to the system published in accordance with WAC 250-44-150(2);

(((4))) (d) The ((executive director)) advisory committee will consider evaluations prepared by the readers, and will develop a list of recommended approved applications to be awarded contracts;

(((5))) (e) The list of recommended approved applications will be submitted to the executive director of the board for approval. Upon approval the executive director will award the contracts.

(2) Renewal contracts. The following steps will be employed in screening and selection of applications to be approved for renewal contracts:

(a) Applications will be screened for eligibility and completeness;

(b) In cooperation with the advisory committee, or a subset thereof, the board will evaluate qualifying applications in accordance with WAC 250-44-140 and develop a list of recommended approved renewal applications according to the system published in WAC 250-44-150(5);

(c) The list of recommended approved renewal applications shall be submitted to the executive director of the board for approval. Upon approval the executive director will award the renewal contracts.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-160, filed 7/31/87; 82-15-018 (Order 2-82, Resolution No. 82-54), 250-44-160, filed 7/12/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-160, filed 8/17/79.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57, filed 7/31/87)

WAC 250-44-190
Withholding of contract payments.

If the executive director determines that a sponsoring organization is not in compliance with contract provisions of this chapter, the executive director shall suspend payments under the contract and shall file a report with the board and with the sponsoring organization of the reason for suspension of payments. The sponsoring organization may correct the state of noncompliance or may appeal the executive director's determination to the board at its next regular meeting. If the executive director finds that any claimed expenditures under the contract are not eligible under this chapter, the executive director shall deduct such amounts from the next ((monthly advance)) request for payment. The sponsoring organization may, through the executive director, request a hearing on the executive director's decision before the board at its next regular meeting.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.04 RCW, as amended. 87-16-061 (Order 4-87, Resolution No. 87-57), 250-44-190, filed 7/31/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. 79-09-042 (Order 7-79, Resolution No. 80-4), 250-44-190, filed 8/17/79.]


NEW SECTION


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are recodified as follows:


Old WAC number New WAC number
250-44-070 250-44-090
250-44-080 250-44-160
250-44-090 250-44-100
250-44-100 250-44-190
250-44-110 250-44-140
250-44-120 250-44-170
250-44-130 250-44-070
250-44-140 250-44-080
250-44-150 250-44-110
250-44-160 250-44-120
250-44-170 250-44-130
250-44-180 250-44-150
250-44-190 250-44-180

REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 250-44-210 Evaluation reports.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office