Describe Harm/Need Addressed
Provide a description of the specific harm or need to be addressed, and why the harm was exacerbated or caused by the public health emergency. May provide quantitative information on the extent and type of the harm, such as the number of individuals or entities affected.
Explain Why Expenditure is Appropriate to Address Harm/Need
Provide an independent assessment demonstrating why a capital expenditure is appropriate to address the specified harm or need. This should include an explanation of why existing capital equipment, property, or facilities would be inadequate to addressing the harm or need and why policy changes or additional funding to pertinent programs or services would be insufficient without the corresponding capital expenditures. May show that other interventions would be inefficient, costly, or otherwise not reasonably designed to remedy the harm without additional capital expenditure.
Compare to Alternative Capital Expenditures
Provide an objective comparison of the proposed capital expenditure against at least two alternative capital expenditures and demonstrate why proposed capital expenditure is superior to alternative capital expenditures that could be made. Specifically, should assess the proposed capital expenditure against at least two alternative types or sizes of capital expenditures that are potentially effective and reasonably feasible. Where relevant, should compare the proposal against the alternative of improving existing capital assets already owned or leasing other capital assets. Should use quantitative data when available, although encouraged to supplement with qualitative information and narrative description. If analyses has minimal or no quantitative data should provide an explanation for doing so.