Each board shall submit to the department a community capital plan for its service district in accordance with instructions and a schedule for submission announced by the director. The community capital plan shall propose projects for construction assistance according to the board's needs and priorities. The community capital plan may include projects specific to the board's service district and projects jointly proposed by two or more boards for their service districts. The community capital plan functions as a pre-application for community construction assistance funds.
The director, in consultation with the chief, shall identify projects proposed through the community plans or otherwise identified by the director that meet the priorities established pursuant to paragraph (A) of rule 5122:3-1-02 of the Administrative Code. The chief, or designee, shall work with the identified project lead to develop the application for community capital assistance funds.