Chapter 122:25-1 General Provisions
(A) "Applicant" means the authorized representative of the project in all matters related to any funds awarded through the local government efficiency program
(B) "Application" means the current local government efficiency program application form provided by the development services agency.
(C) "Application Period" means the time period established by the director for which an application for a local government efficiency program award may be submitted by the applicant to the director.
(D) "Approved training program or consultant" means those training programs or consultants approved by the department of administrative services for the local government efficiency program.
(E) "Awardee" means the local government efficiency program award recipient.
(F) "Collaborative partner(s)" means any political subdivision, nonprofit entity, or for-profit entity that is identified as a partner in the eligible applicant's proposal for funding.
(G) "Council" means the local government innovation council defined in section 189.03 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Director" means the director of the development services agency (DSA) or his or her designee.
(I) "Political subdivision" means a municipal corporation, township, county, school district, or other body corporate and politic responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the state.
(J) "Program Policies" means the most recent guidelines for the local government efficiency program approved by the council.
(A) An applicant shall submit an application that complies with the program policies.
(B) An applicant shall select an approved training program or consultant from a list provided by development services agency and updated from time to time.
(C) The director shall review applications for completeness and to determine if the application is consistent with program policies and may request that applicants provide missing or additional information following their application submission. An applicant may only submit missing information upon a request from the director. If an application is incomplete and the applicant does not submit the requested information within a timeframe established by the director, the director shall notify the applicant in writing that the application will not be considered during this application period.
(D) The council shall establish scoring criteria for use in evaluating applications submitted to development services agency under the local government efficiency program. The scoring criteria will be published and made available with the application.
(E) The director shall evaluate an application using the scoring criteria established by the council.
(F) A rejection letter issued by the director for a specific application does not prohibit an applicant from resubmitting an application at a future time.
(G) The director shall provide scoring sheets to the council prior to each local government innovation council meeting, as described in the program policies.
(H) The council shall vote on eligible projects for funding quarterly.
(I) The director shall notify each applicant in writing of the status of his/her application upon completion of the relevant application period.
(A) During the project period, awardee shall submit a progress report with each request for disbursement of funds.
(B) During the project period, the director may request a progress report, which shall be provided by the awardee within ten days of the request.