You make a good point StarrFire
I know it is not common for a grant process, but the computer grading is not common either. The computer grading process, as far as I remember had little to do with the "Final Rule" that was published. It specified how the money would be broken down and the specific area's that would receive more consideration ie...Commercial chasis over Custom, RIT request, ect. As far as I can tell their was close to 10,000 application that never made it far enough to find out if they read and adheared to the final rule or not. If the computer gave them a low score because they had a higher budget than others in their classification or something else that should be specified with the score. If not than there is no system for checks and balances on the computer grading and we all should be uptight about that. Like I said you have a valid stance as far as the "NORMAL" processes, but their is nothing normal about this process. This is the first and likely only chance a lot of department accross this country will have at money of this magitude and we must ensure that everyone gets a fair shot and don't get left out on technicalities. I will get off my soap box now "I didn't mean to get off on a RANT there".