Project Endorsement

Alliance for a Healthy South Sound: Project & Grant Endorsement Process

The AHSS process for reviewing and endorsing projects/ grant applications is open to organizations that require Local Integrating Organization (LIO) support as a condition of a funding application, as well as organizations seeking to demonstrate outside support for their project or grant application.

The AHSS endorsement process uses the Project Information Sheet to collect the material for proposals. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) or project applicant to fill out the form and submit to AHSS. The AHSS Technical Team will score proposals and make a recommendation of endorse or not endorse to the AHSS Executive Committee and Council. A copy of the project scoring criteria used by the Technical Team is available here.

Endorsement Procedure

  1. Download the Project Information Sheet.
  2. Fill out the Project Information Sheet. Strategic Initiatives and Priority Near-Term Actions for South Puget Sound can be obtained from the AHSS website. Ecosystem threat summary information can be obtained from the grant application (if applicable), inferred from information found in Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda, or the AHSS review of pressures on South Sound or from other sources deemed appropriate by the applicant.
  3. Submit the completed form to Technical team lead Scott Steltzner: ssteltzner@squaxin.us.
  4. The AHSS Technical Team provides scores using information found on the Project Information Sheet.
  5. Projects receiving 15 points or greater are recommended for endorsement.
  6. The AHSS Executive Committee and/or the AHSS Council makes final determination for endorsement.

Pre-Screening for Near Term Actions Under Consideration for the Puget Sound Action Agenda Update

Note the pre-screening process for 2016-2017 is closed

The AHSS project endorsement process was also used to facilitate pre-screening of near-term actions under consideration for proposal to the 2016 Puget Sound Action Agenda update. Under this process, the Project Information Sheet was used to facilitate a screening-level conversation with the AHSS Technical Team about the project, with the goal of determining if the project made sense to propose to the 2016 Puget Sound Action Agenda update (e.g., whether it could meet the PSP criteria for the Action Agenda).

Endorsement Procedure (now closed) for Proposed NTAs for 2016 Puget Sound Action Agenda Update

  1. Download the Project Information Sheet.
  2. Fill out the Project Information Sheet. Strategic Initiatives and Priority Near-Term Actions for South Puget Sound can be obtained from the AHSS website. Ecosystem threat summary information can be obtained from the grant application (if applicable), inferred from information found in Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda, or the AHSS review of pressures on South Sound or from other sources deemed appropriate by the applicant.
  3. Submit the completed form to Elizabeth McManus: emcmanus@rossstrategic.com.
  4. The AHSS Technical Team will contact you for a screening conversation.
  5. Projects that make sense to continue will move forward into the full application process, described here.
  6. The AHSS Executive Committee and/or the AHSS Council makes final determination for endorsement.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Near Term Actions

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