Rule 3333-1-62.4 | Award and Agreements.
(1) A grant will be awarded by the chancellor or chancellors designee and approved by the controlling board based on the proposal as amended with the inclusion of a revised budget or other amended conditions as needed. The grant will remain open for the duration of the project plus a three-year reporting period when annual reports are required. Funding at the requested levels will be contingent upon performance against the stated goals.
(2) Limitations on awards
Minimum and maximum award requests may be established.
(1) The university or college with an award approved by the controlling board shall enter into an agreement. The term of agreement under an award from this program will not exceed five years and mandate three additional years of required reporting after funding.
(a) The project period is the time during which the active work funded by the grant will take place.
(b) During the remaining three years, the grantee will be required to submit an annual report detailing the overall status of the research and commercialization activities, and economic impacts of the project.
(2) The chancellor reserves the right to take back state allocated funds not spent during the terms of the agreement.
(3) The grant agreement will specify the source of the funding, or, if applicable, sources of the funding.
(4) All agreements shall comply with the following state and federal requirements:
(a) The grantee is required to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws in the performance of the project.
(b) The grantee must affirmatively covenant that it does not owe:
(i) Any delinquent taxes to the state of Ohio or a political subdivision of the state;
(ii) Any moneys to the state or a state agency for the administration or enforcement of any environmental laws of the state; and
(iii) Any other moneys to the state, a state agency or a political subdivision of the state that are past due, whether the amounts owed are being contested in a court of law or not.
(c) The grantee must accept full responsibility for payments of all unemployment compensation, insurance premiums, workers' compensation premiums, all income tax deductions, social security deductions, and any and all other taxes or payroll deductions required for all employees engaged by the grantee on the performance of the work authorized by this agreement.
(5) A program administrator will be assigned to work with the grantee throughout the duration of the project. The program administrator and the grantees will develop a series of performance metrics that will be used to measure progress on the grant. Grantees will be required to submit required quarterly progress and metrics reports as well as invoices and expenditures reports, document achievement of milestones, report success stories, and submit post-grant annual reports. The lead applicant on a proposal chosen for a grant will be required to submit reports and invoices through specified mechanisms.
(6) Any grantee that violates the terms of its grant agreement may be required to repay the award plus interest at the rate specified in section 5703.47 of the Revised Code.