Chapter 122:12-3 Alternative Transportation Fuel Grant Program
(A) The director of development, in consultation with the director of agriculture, will develop a competitive process to award grants to eligible applicants in accordance with Ohio law. The department of development will establish a grant application using a form approved by the director of development. Applicants shall apply for the grants using the grant application and in compliance with other relevant rules and procedures established by the department of development in this section.
(B) The grant application used by the department of development will include instructions on how to complete the application and will specify the criteria, developed in accordance with the law that will be used to select applications for funding consideration. Applications must be submitted to the department of development by the prescribed deadline. The department of development, in collaboration with the department of agriculture, will use the criteria and procedures specified in the application to review, and select applications for funding.
(C) Pursuant to division (C)(2) of section 122.075 of the Revised Code, preference will be given to publicly accessible refueling facilities; entities seeking grants that have secured funding from other sources, including, but not limited to, private or federal grants; entities that have presented compelling evidence of demand in the market in which the facilities or terminals will be located; entities that have committed to utilizing purchased or installed facilities or terminals for the greatest number of years; and entities that will be purchasing or installing facilities or terminals for both blended biodiesel and blended gasoline.
(A) "Ineligible expenditures" are expenditures that are not eligible for grant funds. Ineligible expenditures include, but are not limited to, the purchase/rental of real property (land or buildings) and grantee's normal operating/administrative expenses (not directly related to an eligible project), equipment/machinery lease payments, purchases of consumable/disposable items unrelated to an eligible project, personnel expenses, including travel, and feasibility studies and planning will all be deemed operating/administrative expenses.
(B) Under no circumstances may a grant for the purchase and installation of an alternative fuel refueling or distribution facility or terminal exceed eighty percent of the cost of the facility or terminal, except that at least twenty per cent of the total net cost of the facility or terminal shall be incurred by the grant recipient and not compensated for by any other source. A grant for the purchase of alternative fuel shall not exceed eighty per cent of the incremental cost of the fuel.