(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the military injury relief fund, which shall consist of money contributed to it under section 5747.113 of the Revised Code, of incentive grants authorized by the "Jobs for Veterans Act," 116 Stat. 2033 (2002), and of contributions made directly to it. Any person or entity may contribute directly to the fund in addition to or independently of the income tax refund contribution system established in section 5747.113 of the Revised Code.
(B) Upon application, the director of job and family services shall grant money in the fund to individuals injured while in active service as a member of the armed forces of the United States while serving under operation Iraqi freedom, operation new dawn, or operation enduring freedom and to individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder while serving, or after having served, in operation Iraqi freedom, operation new dawn, or operation enduring freedom.
(C) An individual who receives a grant under this section is precluded from receiving additional grants under this section during the same state fiscal year but is not precluded from being considered for or receiving other assistance offered by the department of job and family services.
(D) The director shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing:
(1) Forms and procedures by which individuals may apply for a grant under this section;
(2) Criteria for reviewing, evaluating, and approving or denying grant applications;
(3) Criteria for determining the amount of grants awarded under this section;
(4) Definitions and standards applicable to determining whether an individual meets the requirements established in division (B) of this section;
(5) The process for appealing eligibility determinations; and
(6) Any other rules necessary to administer the grant program established in this section.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007