(A) The board of county commissioners of any county may participate in, give financial assistance to, and cooperate with other agencies or organizations, either private or governmental, in establishing and operating any federal program enacted by the congress of the United States, or with any such agency or organization that is receiving federal funds pursuant to a federal program, and for such purpose may adopt any procedures and take any action not prohibited by the constitution of Ohio nor in conflict with the laws of this state.
(B) The board may participate in, give financial assistance to, and cooperate with public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations in establishing and operating programs to provide necessary social services to meet the needs of older persons or to provide emergency food to needy persons, in addition to those agencies and organizations receiving federal funds for this purpose. For the purpose of this division, payments to the county under the "State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972," 86 Stat. 919, 31 U.S.C.A. 1221, as amended, shall be considered to be county general funds. If the board finds that any agency or organization receiving funds pursuant to this division uses them for any purpose not clearly a public purpose authorized by this division and by the board or fails to comply with accounting and reporting requirements under Chapter 117. of the Revised Code, the board shall withhold further payments of such funds to such agency or organization.
Effective Date: 09-29-1995 .