Attorney General - Medical Examination of Victim of Sexual Assault - Food services disbursement for summit and medina county battered women's shelter.


Published: 2018-02-04

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For the purpose of food services, "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County," shall directly receive an annual disbursement of fifty thousand dollars from the "Rape Crisis Trust Fund" pursuant to sections 307.515 and 311.172 of the Revised Code for the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years.

(A) The disbursement may be used for:

(1) The purchase of "food" as defined under the Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code, paragraph (B)(42) of rule 3717-1-01 of the Administrative Code as well as division (B) of section 3717.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) The purchase of "beverages" as defined under the Ohio Uniform Safety Code, paragraphs (B)(9) and (B)(30) of rule 3717-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The food and beverages purchased by the disbursement shall be for the nutritional benefit of those person(s) residing in, or taking shelter with in, or otherwise receiving assistance from, "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County."

(C) The food and beverages purchased by the disbursement, or any food and beverages served in combination with food and beverages purchased using the disbursement, shall be free of charge to those person(s) residing in, or taking shelter with in, or otherwise receiving assistance from, "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County."

(D) Prior to the disbursement, "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County" shall submit for approval, the necessary documentation:

(1) A completed "Rape Crisis Fund - Application for Disbursement."

(2) A budget and supporting narrative detailing in what way the funds will be used, with specific dollar values or percentages of the award amount.

(E) Compliance on the part of "The Battered Womens Shelter of Summit and Medina County."

(1) "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County" must comply with all food services standards, codes, statutes, and ordinances applicable to the purchase, storing, preparation, and delivery of the food(s) and beverage(s) purchased by, or in combination with, the disbursement.

(2) "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County" must keep and maintain all records in relation to the receipt and use of the funds received for a minimum of five years.

(3) "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County" shall make the records noted in section III (B) available to The Ohio Attorney General upon request for the purpose of routine audit, or in any other manner required to uphold the security of the "Rape Crisis Trust Fund" or for public transparency.

(4) "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County" shall ensure that, upon request, a food and beverage option will be made available to those with specific religious or medical food restrictions.

(F) "The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina County" shall not use the fund for purposes including but not limited to;

(1) Lobbying activities;

(2) Grant making without prior approval;

(3) Executive bonuses;

(4) Perpetrator rehabilitation and counseling;

(5) Fundraising activities.