(A) Each application for a grant shall be submitted on forms adopted by the commission. Such grant applications shall be completed and submitted to the commission in triplicate.
(B) All applications for grants submitted by the committees and fire departments within the jurisdiction of a committee shall be submitted jointly by the committee to the commission.
A fire department which is wholly within one emergency planning district shall apply for and receive a grant under this rule only through the committee of that emergency planning district. A fire department which is within more than one emergency planning district shall apply for and receive a grant under this rule only through one committee of the emergency planning district for any state fiscal year.
(C) Each application for a grant submitted to the commission pursuant to this rule shall demonstrate that the grant will enhance the ability of the recipient or, in case of the state agencies represented on the commission or commission, the state as a whole, to prepare for and respond to releases of hazardous substances and extremely hazardous substances.
(D) Each application from a committee shall demonstrate that expenditures from applicable local revenues for the purpose of preparedness for emergency response to those releases and for administration of the district's emergency response program did not decline during the immediately preceding three years.
(E) No grant shall be awarded from the reserve fund unless the grantee provides matching funds equal to twenty-five per cent of the amount requested.
If two or more committees submit a joint application for a grant to promote cooperative emergency planning and training or to share first response equipment, the matching fund requirement shall be reduced to ten per cent of the amount requested.
The matching funds required by this rule may consist of contributions of money by any person or of contributions in-kind through the purchase of first response equipment.
No moneys received pursuant to rule 3750-50-10 of the Administrative Code shall be used to provide any of the matching funds required by this rule.
(F) No grant awarded under this rule shall exceed the amount of one hundred thousand dollars.