122:20-1-03 Application process.

(A) Applications must be completed in a format acceptable to the director and include the content set forth in section 122.089 of the Revised Code.

(B) The director shall establish scoring criteria, scoring instruments, and materials for use by the district public works integrating committees and the Ohio development services agency in reviewing applications under the job ready site program. The scoring criteria, scoring instruments and materials will be published and available with the job ready site application. The scoring criteria, instruments and materials shall be consistent with the factors set forth in section 122.0816 of the Revised Code.

(C) An application must include documentation of regional support for the eligible project, including but not limited to, legislation enacted by the board of county commissioners and city council where the project is located.

(D) An eligible applicant must submit its application materials to the district public works integrating committee for the district in which the eligible project is located on or before the published deadline. If the eligible project is located in more than one committee's jurisdiction, for purposes of filing a job ready site application, the committee with jurisdiction over the largest area comprising the eligible project shall receive and review the application.

(E) District public works integrating committees will complete the scoring instruments and materials provided by the director for each application received. Each committee will submit selected eligible projects and their respective total scores within the time established by the director.

(F) Upon receipt of a district public works integrating committee's recommendations, the director will evaluate each application using the scoring instruments and materials.

(G) For purposes of clarification and/or completion, the director and/or district public works integrating committees may, from time to time and as necessary, request in writing additional information from eligible applicants. Under no circumstances may an eligible applicant submit additional application materials to the director or the district public works integrating committee unless such information is requested by the director or district public works integrating committee in writing.

(H) In order to achieve geographic diversity as required under the job ready site program, the director may select certain eligible projects, notwithstanding its rank in the final evaluation scores.

(I) Subject to approval of the state controlling board, the decision of the director in selecting eligible projects for the job ready site program is final and not appealable.

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/19/2013 and 04/07/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 122.086
Rule Amplifies: 122.085 to 122.0820
Prior Effective Dates: 12/21/2007