5123.36 State participation in developmental disability construction programs.

(A) To the extent funds are available and on application by a county board of developmental disabilities or private nonprofit agency incorporated to provide developmental disability services, the director of developmental disabilities may enter into an agreement with the county board or agency to assist the county board or agency with a developmental disability construction project. Except as provided by division (B) of this section, the director may provide up to ninety per cent of the total project cost where circumstances warrant. The director may, where circumstances warrant, use existing facilities or other in-kind match for the local share of the communities' share of the cost.

(B) Upon the recommendation of the director, for projects of the highest priority of the department of developmental disabilities, the controlling board may authorize the director to provide more than ninety per cent of the total cost of a project under this section.

(C) A county board is eligible for funds under this section for a project bid on or after January 1, 1992, under either section 153.07 or 307.86 of the Revised Code, as long as all other applicable requirements were followed.

(D) A private nonprofit agency that receives funds pursuant to this section for the construction of a single-family home, including, where appropriate, the acquisition and installation of a single-family home fabricated in an off-site facility, is not subject to the requirements of Chapter 153. of the Revised Code with respect to the construction project, notwithstanding any provision of that chapter to the contrary.

(E) The director may not assist a project under this section unless the controlling board or director of budget and management also approves the project pursuant to section 126.14 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 11-11-1994; 03-30-2006; 03-30-2006; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008.