There is hereby created the wellness block grant program. The Ohio family and children first cabinet council shall oversee the program, and the department of job and family services shall serve as the program's administrative agent. The cabinet council shall establish guidelines for operating the wellness block grant program.
The amount to be granted to each county council for the program shall be determined by the cabinet council.
County councils shall use the funds they receive for the program to fund community-based programs of prevention services that address issues of broad social concern, as determined by the cabinet council, and to fund state-directed training, evaluation, and education programs pertaining to the issues being addressed.
The cabinet council shall establish criteria for assessing a county council's progress in achieving the goals of the wellness block grant program. If a county council does not operate in accordance with the program guidelines and criteria established by the cabinet council, the cabinet council may revise the allocation of funds that the county council receives.
Effective Date: 04-07-2003 .