(A) There is hereby created the job ready site program to provide grants to pay for allowable costs of eligible applicants for eligible projects. The program shall be administered by the department of development. All grants shall be awarded through one of the following two processes:
(B) The annual competitive process shall be administered by the department of development pursuant to rules adopted by the director of development under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The rules shall not establish criteria that have the effect of excluding applications for grants from any county of the state.
(C) The discretionary process shall be administered by the department of development pursuant to guidelines established by the director of development.
Effective Date: 01-04-2006; 2007 SB24 09-29-2007 .