(A) Subject to division (E) of section 5101.801 of the Revised Code, there is hereby created the Title IV-A demonstration program to provide funding for innovative and promising prevention and intervention projects that meet one or more of the four purposes of the temporary assistance for needy families block grant as specified in 42 U.S.C. 601 and are for individuals with specific and multiple barriers to achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. The department of job and family services may provide funding for such projects to government entities and, to the extent permitted by federal law, private, not-for-profit entities with which the department enters into agreements under division (B)(2) of section 5101.801 of the Revised Code.
In accordance with criteria the department develops, the department may solicit proposals for entities seeking to enter into an agreement with the department under division (B)(2) of section 5101.801 of the Revised Code. The department may enter into such agreements with entities that do both of the following:
(1) Meet the proposals' criteria;
(2) If the entity's proposed project does not potentially affect persons in each county of the state, provides the department evidence that the entity has notified, in writing, the county department of job and family services of each county where persons may be affected by the implementation of the project.
(B) In developing the criteria, soliciting the proposals, and entering in the agreements, the department shall comply with all applicable federal and state laws, the Title IV-A state plan submitted to the United States secretary of health and human services under section 5101.80 of the Revised Code, amendments to the Title IV-A state plan submitted to the United States secretary under that section, and federal waivers the United States secretary grants.
(C) The department shall begin implementation of the Title IV-A demonstration program no later than January 1, 2006.
Effective Date: 09-29-2005