340:2-5-40. General provisions
The Department provides an opportunity for a hearing to any prospective or existing Title III or 16(B)2 grantee when an application for funding is denied, when a grant is suspended or terminated prior to the end of an approved budget year, or when designation as a planning and service area or Area Agency on Aging has been denied. A request for hearing is a clearly written expression by the grantee/applicant (or authorized representative) of the grantee/applicant's desire to present testimony and evidence regarding any adverse action by the Department or Area Agency on Aging, and be informed through testimony and other evidence, of the basis for the action on the part of the Aging Services Division or Area Agency on Aging. All requests for hearing must be in writing and must be submitted to the Aging Services Division (ASD) within 30 days of notification of adverse action by the ASD, or within 30 days of notification of an adverse appeal decision by an Area Agency on Aging.