5101:9-31-55 Recovery conservation corps funds.

[This rule designated an internal management rule]

(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) is allocating ten per cent discretionary funds for the recovery conservation corps (RCC) in connection with programs and funding linked to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) has recorded this funding under 17.260 (dislocated workers), 17.259(youth), and 17.258(adult).

(B) Local areas may submit requests for funding, along with a description of eligible projects to ODJFS. ODJFS will allocate these funds to the WIA local areas upon ODJFS approval of the project.

(C) The reporting and liquidation period for these funds is May 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. Costs must be incurred prior to June 30, 2010 and must be liquidated by September 30, 2010.

(D) Allowable expenditures include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Crew leader wages;

(2) Transportation for youth and crew; and

(3) Crew leaders' tools.

(E) Non-allowable expenses include, but are not limited to, wages of non-crew leader RCC work experience participants.

(F) The local workforce investment board (WIB) is responsible for ensuring oversight of the program. The administrative entity should periodically monitor the participating worksite or a host site to ensure goals are being met and adhered to and are in accordance with WIA laws and regulations.

(G) The WIA local area shall maintain the completed documentation in accordance with the records retention requirements in rule 5101:9-9-21 of the Administrative Code. This documentation may be subject to inspection, monitoring, and or audit by the ODJFS office of fiscal and monitoring services(OFMS) and/or the Ohio auditor of state (AOS).

Effective: 08/15/2009
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02 , 6301.03
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02 , 6301.03