189.04 Awarding of loans and grants.

(A) The local government innovation council shall award loans to a qualified political subdivision or a qualified group of political subdivisions to be used for the purchase of equipment, facilities, or systems or for implementation costs.

Loans made under division (A) of this section shall be repaid by recipients using savings achieved from the innovation project.

(B) Up to twenty per cent of the funds in the local government innovation fund, established in section 189.05 of the Revised Code, may be awarded by the council as grants to political subdivisions for use in process improvement or implementation of innovation project awards.

(C) The council shall award not more than one hundred thousand dollars in total grants and not more than one hundred thousand dollars in total loans to an individual political subdivision per innovation project under this section. For an innovation project involving a qualified group of political subdivisions, the council shall award, in total grants and loans, not more than five hundred thousand dollars, and the average amount per political subdivision shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.63, HB 371, §1, eff. 3/22/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.