122:5-2-01 Definitions.

As used in the rules of the department of development, office of community services:

(A) "C.S.B.G. program" means the state-administered community services block grant program as authorized by the Community Services Block Grant Act, 42 U.S.C. 9901 - 9912 .

(B) "Office of community services" means the office created within the Ohio department of development and charged with the administration of the Ohio C.S.B.G. program.

(C) "C.S.B.G. provider" means a community action agency or migrant and seasonal farmworker organization funded by the office of community services to carry out the C.S.B.G. program in a single- or multi-county area.

(D) "Community action agency" means a community-based and operated private nonprofit agency or organization that includes or is designed to include a sufficient number of projects or components to provide a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty in the community or those areas of the community where poverty is a particularly acute problem and is designated as a community action agency by the office of community services pursuant to sections 122.68 and 122.69 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Community" means a city, village, county, multi-city or multi-county unit, a neighborhood or other area, disregarding boundaries of political subdivisions, which provides a suitable organizational base and possesses a commonality of needs and interests for a community action program suitable to be served by a community action agency.

(F) "Service area" means the geographical area served by a community action agency.

(G) "Low-income person" means a person whose adjusted gross income as defined in division (A) of section 5747.01 of the Revised Code is below the poverty line.

(H) "Poverty line" means the official poverty line established by the director of the United States office of management and budget and as revised in accordance with section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act, 95 Stat. 1609, 42 U.S.C. 9902 .

(I) "Grant agreement" means the agreement between the Ohio department of development, office of community services and a C.S.B.G. provider, whereby funds are granted to the C.S.B.G. provider to carry out specified programs, services or activities authorized under the Community Services Block Grant Act, 42 U.S.C. 9901 - 9912 .

(J) "Program participant" means an individual or family unit receiving funds or services provided by a C.S.B.G. provider.

(K) "Chief elected official" means the mayor of a municipal corporation or, if no mayor is directly elected in a municipal corporation, then the person designated to act as such by the legislative authority of a municipal corporation shall be considered its chief elected official, and each county commissioner.

(L) "Endorsement" means the exclusive recognition and approval of a community action agency by a chief elected official.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/13/2003 and 11/13/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 122.68

Rule Amplifies: ORC 122.68 , 122.69 , 122.70 , 122.701

Prior Effective Dates: 3/30/86, 3/21/85, 10/10/84