The department of development shall evaluate each eligible project selected pursuant to section 122.0810 of the Revised Code to determine whether the application for the proposed eligible project is complete and whether it meets the requirements of section 122.0815 of the Revised Code. If the application is complete and the project meets the requirements of section 122.0815 of the Revised Code, the department shall notify the eligible applicant that the application is complete and shall prioritize the eligible project pursuant to section 122.0816 of the Revised Code with all other eligible projects with complete applications that meet the requirements. If the application is incomplete or the project does not meet the requirements of section 122.0815 of the Revised Code, the department shall notify the applicant of the deficiencies and the period of time the applicant has to correct the deficiencies and submit the corrections to the department. Failure to correct deficiencies within the time designated by the department shall disqualify the project from consideration for a grant during the annual competitive process for that year.
The director, on completion of the evaluations and prioritization, shall make a recommendation to the controlling board asking for approval to make grants for the eligible projects selected by the director. The director shall take into consideration the geographic diversity of awards when making the selection of eligible projects to receive grants.
Effective Date: 01-04-2006 .