applications and awards.
Applicants shall prepare and submit
grant applications in a format approved by the director. The certification
statement in the application shall be signed by an official with the authority
to enter into contracts on behalf of the applicant company, organization or
local government agency.
[Comment: The approved format for the
application will be made accessible by contacting the "Office of Environmental
Education" at Ohio EPA or by accessing the agency's website.]
Grants awarded shall require the purchase of the new
alternative fuel vehicle, or conversion of the traditional fuel vehicle to
alternative fuel operation, to be completed within eighteen months from the
date the grant contract was executed. The director may grant one six-moth time
extension for cause, such as the lack of availability of vehicles or equipment,
after which the grant may be revoked and the funds offered to the next eligible
Grants awarded shall require the implementation of an
adequate program for routine maintenance and repair of the purchased or
converted alternative fuel vehicle.
shall include provisions for periodic reporting and verification that over half
the miles driven by the purchased or converted alternative fuel vehicle were
within this state.
The director may hold in reserve a percentage of the
grant until such time as the grant recipient demonstrates that the purchase or
the alternative fuel vehicle, or conversion of the traditional fuel vehicle,
has been completed under the terms of the grant agreement.
The director may
revoke a grant, or withhold a percentage of the grant held in reserve an
reallocate those funds to another recipient, if the director determines that
the recipient failed to comply with the terms of the grant award under this
rule and has failed to correct said deficiencies to the satisfaction of the
Ohio Admin. Code
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: