The Vermont Statutes Online
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§ 23. Good standing for agency grants
(a) As used in this section, “good standing” means an applicant for a grant exclusively awarded by the Agency:
(1) does not have an active enforcement violation that has reached a final order with the Secretary; and
(2) is in compliance with all terms of a current grant agreement or contract with the Agency.
(b) This section shall not amend, alter, or otherwise modify the “good standing” requirements established for grant programs in chapter 215 of this title.
(c) An applicant shall not be eligible for any grant exclusively awarded by the Agency unless the applicant is in good standing with the Secretary on all grant agreements, contract awards, and enforcement proceedings at the time of the grant award.
(d) In the Secretary’s sole discretion, the Agency may waive the grant prohibition in subsection (c) of this section if the Secretary determines that:
(1) the applicant is working constructively with the Agency in good faith to resolve all issues that prevent good standing, and the applicant agrees in writing to take all necessary measures to comply with good standing requirements within a described time period;
(2) all issues that prevent an applicant’s good standing are minor and do not warrant ineligibility for the applicable grant; or
(3) the Secretary determines that waiving the good standing requirement is in the interests of justice.
(e) The good standing requirement only applies to grants exclusively awarded by the Agency. When the Agency is involved in administering other grants, the Agency may raise an applicant’s lack of good standing for the awarding entity’s consideration and review. The awarding entity may consider the applicant’s lack of compliance when determining whether to award a grant. (Added 2021, No. 162 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. June 1, 2022.)