(4) 120.4 General Terms and Conditions
(a) Funds provided by a grant under this rule shall only be used for purposes for which the eligible recipient may lawfully expend public funds and in accordance with the terms of the grant award and this code.
(b) An eligible recipient may receive up to $15,000 in a fiscal year from this grant for firefighting or rescue equipment, gear or similar items or for other fire department needs related to the provision of fire protection services. If, during the preceding or current fiscal year of the grant award, the eligible recipient is in a jurisdiction that has had a natural disaster as declared by the Governor, the recipient may receive up to $25,000 in a fiscal year from this grant for firefighting or rescue equipment, gear or similar items or for other fire department needs related to the provision of fire protection services. In addition to any other funds awarded under this grant, an eligible recipient may receive up to $15,000 in a fiscal year from this grant as full or partial reimbursement for the documented costs of firefighter training.
(c) For each fiscal year, the state fire marshal shall, as the state fire marshal determines is appropriate, apportion the available grant funds for expenditure for any of the particular purposes allowed under this paragraph. Each eligible recipient may receive only one grant for each state fiscal year for which funds are made available by the Ohio General Assembly, but such a grant may be awarded by the state fire marshal in multiple parts, including for the purposes described in paragraphs (T)(6)(a)(120.6.1) and (T)(6)(b)(120.6.2) of this rule, to an eligible recipient during a state fiscal year.
(d) The awarding of all grants shall be at the sole discretion of the state fire marshal.
(e) All grants awarded are subject to the availability of funds.
(f) The state fire marshal may require repayment to the state of Ohio any or all of a grant should an eligible recipient fail after a reasonable time, to expend all or any part of its grant.
(g) Should the eligible recipient expend any portion of or the entire grant for any purpose other than that which was approved by the state fire marshal, the state fire marshal may require repayment of that amount to the state of Ohio.
(h) The state fire marshal may audit any awarded grant and may also require an eligible recipient receiving a grant to provide evidence that the grant has been used for the intended purpose and maintain such inventory or other records concerning purchases made with the grant as the state fire marshal deems necessary.
(i) To offset the cost of administering grants under this rule, the state fire marshal may retain in the state fire marshal's operating account an amount of money equal to not more than one and one half per cent of the total funds available under this rule.
(j) The state fire marshal shall not award a grant under this paragraph unless the eligible recipient is in compliance with the provisions of this rule and other applicable laws, rules and regulations. This includes compliance with fire department fire incident reporting requirements and participation, when required, in the volunteer firefighters' dependents fund described in Chapter 146. of the Revised Code.