Attorney General - Definitions and Procedures - Procedure for programs to request domestic violence program funds.


Published: 2020-04-03

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(A) A domestic violence program that wishes to obtain funding shall complete the application established by the attorney general, found on the attorney general's website at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/. The attorney general shall approve or disapprove programs for funding, and approve or disapprove the disbursement of money from the available funds.

(B) Any application for funding shall be submitted to the attorney general by the date required in the application and shall comply with all procedures outlined in the grant application.

(C) To be eligible for funding an applicant must submit:

(1) Proof of services provided as defined by the "Promising Practices, Standards for Ohio's Domestic Violence Programs";

(2) A statement of purpose regarding the use of the funds;

(3) A budget;

(4) A fully completed application as determined by the attorney general; and,

(5) Any other required information.

(D) The attorney general may award funding to a domestic violence program that meets the criteria set forth in paragraph (C) of this rule and submits a proposal for one or more of the following purposes: to provide victims of domestic violence with access to hotlines, emergency shelter, victim advocacy, and other support services.

(E) The attorney general shall use money designated for a domestic violence program by the legislature in the following manner:

(1) Five per cent shall be assessed against the balance of the fund for administrative costs on an annual basis;

(2) Ten percent shall be disbursed for training funding to the statewide domestic violence coalition; and,

(3) The balance of the fund shall be dispersed to programs as awarded by the attorney general.

(F) Any organization awarded funding 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) Offender rehabilitation or counseling;

(5) Fundraising activities; and/or,

(6) Medical costs.