(A) If in any calendar year a board of county commissioners does not allocate all of the funds collected that year under section 3113.34 or division (D) of section 2303.201 of the Revised Code to a shelter for victims of domestic violence that applied for them, or if a board receives no application in that year from a shelter that is qualified to receive funds as determined under section 3113.36 of the Revised Code, the funds shall be deposited, on or before the thirty-first day of December of that year, in the state treasury to the credit of the domestic violence shelters fund, which is hereby created. The fund shall be administered by the attorney general for the purpose of providing financial assistance to shelters.
(B) A shelter located in this state may apply to the attorney general for funds. All applications for funds shall be submitted by the first day of February of the year for which the funds are requested and shall contain all of the information set forth in division (A) of section 3113.35 of the Revised Code.
(C) Upon receipt of an application for funds from a shelter that meets the criteria set forth in section 3113.36 of the Revised Code, the attorney general, on or before the fifteenth day of March of the year in which the application is received, shall notify the shelter, in writing, whether it is eligible for funds and, if the shelter is eligible, specify the amount available for that shelter.
(D) Funds allocated under this section shall be paid once annually, on or before the thirtieth day of April of the year in which the application is received.
Effective Date: 12-09-1994