[Comment: For dates and availability of material
incorporated by reference in this chapter of the Administrative Code, see rule
4765-5-01 of the Administrative Code.]
(A) Grant funds shall be used for
activities or purchases related to the board approved grant
(1) Activities and
purchases made or obligated prior to the training and equipment grant or
supplemental grant cycle shall not be reimbursable.
(2) Activities and
purchases made or obligated prior to the research grant agreement shall not be
(B) Unless otherwise expressly waived by
the division, training and equipment grants are subject to all expenditure
restrictions defined in the "Training and Equipment Grant Application
Priority 1" form and the "Supplemental Grant Application"
(C) All purchased equipment under the
training and equipment grant shall be used for the primary purpose of providing
emergency medical services to Ohio residents.
(D) Equipment may be purchased with
research grant funds provided that the equipment will be retained by the
grantee and used in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement for the
useful life of the equipment.
(E) Grant funds shall only be expended by the recipient of the
grant award. Failure to comply with this requirement shall be considered a
misappropriation of funds and shall result in forfeiture of unexpended grant
funds. The grantee shall repay any funds determined to have been
(F) A grantee who expends grant funds for purposes other than
those authorized under this chapter shall be subject to forfeiture of
unexpended funds, repayment of any grant funds determined to have been used for
an unauthorized purpose, and may be considered ineligible for funding in future
(G) The division may change a grant cycle as it determines
necessary or appropriate; however, if doing so would extend the grant cycle
beyond the biennium in which it commences, the division shall expressly
condition the availability of grant funds in the subsequent biennium on any
necessary appropriations or certifications by the Ohio general assembly and the
office of budget and management.
(H) Any grant funds not expended or obligated on the final day of
the grant cycle shall be remitted to the division within thirty days following
the end of the grant cycle.
(I) A grantee who fails to remit unexpended grant funds made in
advance, as provided in this rule, shall be considered ineligible for funding
in future grant cycles until such time as unexpended funds are remitted to the
(J) All expenditures and disbursements of grant funds by a
grantee shall be subject to generally accepted accounting
(K) Any grantee suspected of misappropriating or improperly
administering grant funds, or any grantee who fails to provide documentation of
the purchase of training and/or equipment as requested by the division, will be
investigated by the division and may be referred to the attorney general's