10.45.08.01

.01 Letters of Intent — Commission Review.

A. The Commission may direct staff to review letters of intent and report to:

(1) The Committee on Capital and Operational Funding;

(2) The Commission; or

(3) Both.

B. If a letter of intent is submitted after the submission deadline specified in the call for proposals, the Commission shall:

(1) Refuse delivery of the letter of intent; or

(2) Return the letter of intent to the sender without review.

C. The Commission shall review letters of intent properly submitted before the deadline specified in the call for proposals to:

(1) Ensure that identifying information submitted by an applicant is complete; and

(2) Determine the number and distribution of proposals likely to be submitted for each type of grant specified in the call for proposals.

D. If, pursuant to COMAR 10.45.06.02B, the call for proposals requires an applicant to submit evidence of qualification as a community health resource with the applicant's letter of intent, the Commission shall determine, consistent with the criteria set forth in COMAR 10.45.05.02, .03, and .04, whether or not the applicant qualifies as a community health resource.

E. The Commission shall notify an applicant determined to be a qualified community health resource:

(1) Of the result of the Commission's review; and

(2) That the applicant is eligible to submit a grant application in accordance with the requirements of the call for proposals.

F. Except as provided in §G of this regulation, the Commission shall notify each unsuccessful applicant for qualification as a community health resource that the:

(1) Commission has determined that the applicant does not qualify as a community health resource; and

(2) Applicant is not eligible to submit a grant application in response to the call for proposals.

G. If the Commission is unable to determine from its review of qualification materials submitted by the applicant whether or not the applicant qualifies as a community health resource, the Commission may:

(1) Request that the applicant submit additional materials supporting the application for qualification as a community health resource;

(2) Review the applicant's supplemental submission;

(3) Determine whether or not the applicant qualifies as a community health resource; and

(4) Provide notice of the Commission's decision to the applicant, in accordance with §E or F of this regulation, as appropriate.