Subject to the availability of funds, the department of job and family services may provide annual financial, administrative, or other incentive awards to county family services agencies and workforce development agencies. A county family services agency or workforce development agency may spend funds provided as a financial incentive award only for the purpose for which the funds are appropriated. The department may adopt internal management rules in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code to establish the amounts of awards, methodology for distributing the awards, types of awards, and standards for administration by the department.
There is hereby created in the state treasury the social services incentive fund. The director of job and family services may request that the director of budget and management transfer funds in the Title IV-A reserve fund created under section 5101.82 of the Revised Code and other funds appropriated for family services duties or workforce investment activities into the fund. If the director of budget and management determines that the funds identified by the director of job and family services are available and appropriate for transfer, the director of budget and management shall make the transfer. Money in the fund shall be used to provide incentive awards under this section.
Effective Date: 03-14-2000 .