(1) The department shall establish grant application funding cycles each year.
(2) Public notice of application funding cycles shall be published statewide.
(3) A grant application package will be sent to all persons interested in applying for public participation grants. Grant application packages will include notice of grant application deadlines, grant guidelines, and application forms.
(4) Grant applications will be evaluated by the department. To be funded, applications must include all required elements as outlined in the guidelines.
(5) The obligation of the department to make grant payments is contingent upon the availability of funds through legislative appropriation, and such other conditions not reasonably foreseeable which may preclude awarding such grants.
(6) The department, on at least a biennial basis, will determine the amount of funding available for public participation grants and establish an application and funding cycle. The minimum amount of money available for public participation grants established by the Model Toxics Control Act shall be one percent of the moneys deposited into the state and the local toxics control accounts.
(7) The department shall not be held responsible for payment of salaries, consultant fees, or other costs related to a contract of the grantee.
(8) To the extent that the Constitution and laws of the state of Washington permit, the grantee shall indemnify and hold the department harmless, from and against, any liability for any or all injuries to persons or property arising from the negligent act or omission of the grantee arising out of a grant contract.
(9) All grants under this chapter shall be consistent with "Administrative Requirements for Ecology Grants and Loans" WDOE publication No. 91-18, revised October 2000.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105D
RCW. WSR 01-05-024 (Order 97-09A), § 173-321-080, filed 2/12/01, effective 3/15/01. Statutory Authority: 1989 c 2. WSR 89-21-072 (Order 89-26), § 173-321-080, filed 10/17/89, effective 11/17/89.]