Department of Commerce - Eligibility for Grants - Criteria for eligibility.

Published: 2019-06-07

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Grants shall only be approved for applicants who are eligible to be grantees pursuant to section 4767.10 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(A) Applicants shall be cemetery operators properly registered pursuant to section 4767.02 of the Revised Code. Registered cemetery operators that are for-profit companies do not qualify. Grant applicants must provide to the division documentation of eligibility in accordance with the grant guidelines and grant application form.

(B) Any cemetery required to establish and maintain an endowment care trust pursuant to section 1721.21 of the Revised Code and/or a preneed cemetery merchandise and services trust pursuant to section 1721.211 of the Revised Code must be in compliance with those sections to be eligible for a grant.

(C) An eligible applicant may apply every other year for one grant of up to one thousand dollars. Operators of five or more cemeteries registered with the division may apply each year for up to one thousand dollars. A grant application may be considered for requests over one thousand dollars if the applicant provides proof of one-to-one matching funds and includes an impact statement with proof of extenuating circumstances.