901-2-03 Eligibility requirements for local sponsors.

(A) To be eligible for matching grants, political subdivisions and charitable organizations:

(1) Must agree to be named as the local holder of the agricultural easement and share legal responsibility to monitor, supervise and enforce the provisions of the easement.

(2) Must provide at least a twenty-five per cent local matching contribution in cash, or the landowner may agree to accept a minimum of a twenty-five per cent reduction of the agricultural easement value.

(3) If the grant recipient is a charitable organization, it must be tax exempt and be organized for the purpose of the preservation of agricultural land.

Effective: 01/07/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/18/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.22
Rule Amplifies: 901.22, 5301.691, 5301.67
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/02, 3/21/2006, 10/28/10