Dayton Regional Priority Development & Advocacy (PDAC) Process
The Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC) – a group of business, educational and government leaders organized and staffed by the Dayton Development Coalition- is currently accepting submissions for regional projects as part of the annual PDAC evaluation and prioritization process.
Questionnaires can be completed by clicking here, and will be accepted through 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. All information entered into the questionnaire could potentially be available for public review. DO NOT INCLUDE INFORMATION IN YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO REVIEW. For assistance in completing the questionnaire, click here.
The PDAC process is organized to evaluate projects and establish a list of regional priorities and recommended projects to aid the community in speaking with one voice when pursuing funding opportunities.
All submitted projects go through a process that includes a public review and comment period as well as review by subject matter experts who make up one of five Review Panels. A final review is made by the Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC) before the project prioritization lists are shared with federal and state government officials and other regional stakeholders.
Recommendations by the PDAC process are strictly advisory. The Coalition manages this process as a service to the community. It offers project sponsors the opportunity for public vetting, peer review, community input, and recognition for projects of regional merit. Project sponsors are responsible for their own advocacy for project funding, either through government or non-government sources.
Additional Information about the PDAC Process
Projects submitted to the Economic Development Review Panel will be assigned a point value with a maximum score of 100 that will be used to provide an initial evaluation. Click here for a description of the methodology.
The PDAC process is not aimed at any one source of funding, nor is it aimed solely at government funding. It is intended to be a tool for project sponsors for use in their effort to seek funding through all available public and private sources where this process would be meaningful.
The Dayton Development Coalition encourages project sponsors to seek all available public and private funding sources. Neither the Coalition nor the Committee make decisions any external funding source, public or private.
Elected officials who receive the PDAC project list exercise independent judgment, sometimes using the recommendations as one measure for consideration.
For additional information on the PDAC process and how it works, continue reading:
How the Process Works
Step 1: Submit questionnaire
Project sponsors complete the appropriate project questionnaire by the submission deadline to be considered for categorization in the Dayton Region PDAC process. Click here to submit your project. The deadline for submitting a project questionnaire is 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Step 2: Review Panels consider and categorize projects
Review panels review and categorize all projects received.
Step 3: Public Input Session
Project information will be available on the Coalition’s website for the public to review and comment. Projects will be posted on the Coalition’s website in November and comments will be accepted through mid December 2016.
Step 4: Review Panels Establish Lists of Categorized Projects
Review panels will consider projects and develop a categorized list of projects that address regional priorities. The list will not be ranked, as different projects may be eligible for different sources of funding. Instead, projects will be evaluated and placed in one of three categories:
Priority Projects. These projects will make a significant impact in the region, meet the need of the region, and are identified as ready for funding
Recommended Projects. These projects are identified as meeting the needs of the region and are ready for funding.
Reviewed Projects. These projects may have merit, but either do not fully meet regional goals or may not be ready for funding.
When placing projects in categories, the review panels and committee will look at the following qualities:
Economic growth potential
Step 5: PDAC reviews and approves lists
The Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee will assess (and may amend) the lists presented by the review panels and confirm the categories and recommendations.