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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  2/26/2018


Natural Resources

Real Estate and Land Management

Authorization Requested Pursuant
to Revised Code Section 131.35
Increase Appropriation Authority
Create a New Fund
Establish Appropriation Authority
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
H.B. 49

Line Item
Line Item Name
FYCurrent Appropriation AmountAmount of Increase or New Fund Total
Appropriation Amount
FED 3Z50 725657 Federal Recreation and Trails 2018

James Zehringer 02/26/2018
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
01/23/2018 Christine Morrison
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Brad Bales Title:  Legislative Liaison
Phone:  (614) 265 - 6891 Fax:  (614) 261 - 9601 E-Mail:
  The Natural Resources respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to increase appropriations authority in the amount of $236,256 in Fund 3Z50, ALI 725657 (Federal Recreation and Trails), in FY18 for the latest round of funding for the Recreational Trails program (RTP).  
  ODNR recently announced that 15 recreational trail projects in the amount of $1,689,540. have been selected to receive federal funds through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). ODNR administers federal RTP grants for the development and improvement of non-motorized and motorized trails. Projects include the creation and maintenance of trails and trail support facilities, improved access for people with disabilities and education about trail safety and the environment. Due to insufficient current spending authority in the Federal Recreation and Trails appropriation line item 725657, ODNR is unable to encumber funds for the grants.

The awarded projects will increase and enhance outdoor recreational trail opportunities in Ohio. Eligible projects include development of urban trail linkages, trail head and trail side facilities maintenance of existing trails restoration of trail areas damaged by usage improving access for people with disabilities acquisition of easements and property development and construction of new trails purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment environment and safety education programs related to trails. Cities and villages, counties, townships, special districts, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations are eligible. Up to 80 percent matching federal funds is reimbursed.

Allottment authority for grants in fund 3Z50 is $1,453,284. The approved grants total $1,689,540. This request to increase appropriaiton authority in the amount of $236,256 is required to encumber funds for the 15 awarded grants.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101450
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other 2017 RTP Grant Awards

Fund/Appropriation Request 
Required Information
Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101450
1. Identify the source of additional revenue (e.g., increase in fee, increase in state or federal grants, etc.).
  The revenue source of the 3Z50 Fund is the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), administered by the Federal Highway Administration.
2. If applicable, explain why creating and/or increasing a new fund and/or line item is more appropriate than depositing the revenue into an existing fund and increasing the appropriation authority of an existing line item.
Time line: Has the revenue been received? No
When is the revenue expected to become available? After requests for payments are made from grant awardees
4. For federal funds only, provide the following information:
a. Grant identification number from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: 20.219
b. Amount of state matching funds required: 0
c. Source (appropriation line item) of that match:
d. Statutory or executive authority for participation in the program:
  Include a brief summary of the text or a copy of the reference.  
  As considered necessary by the director, administer any state or federally funded grant program that is related to natural resources or recreation
5. How will the additional appropriation and/or cash be used?
  Federal funds appropriated by the Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration, ODNR awarded RTP grant funds to two awarded projects for trail construction and improvement. These two projects will be encumbered in state fiscal year 18.
  Provide the following information below relative to this budgetary adjustment. NOTE: If a new fund and new appropriation authority are being requested, the "Current" and "Requested" columns are not required.
Account Category Account Category Description Current Appropriation Authority Requested Increase in Appropriation Total Appropriation Authority
500   Personal Services - Payroll   $136,715.22   $0.00   $136,715.22
510   Purchases Personal Services and Others   $5,000.00   $0.00   $5,000.00
520   Supplies and Maintenance   $5,000.00   $0.00   $5,000.00
530   Equipment   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
550   Subsidies and Shared Revenue   $1,453,284.78   $236,256.00   $1,689,540.78
570   Capital Items   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
590   Judgements, Settlements and Bonds   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
Other   Other   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
Total: $1,600,000.00 $236,256.00 $1,836,256.00
6. For each additional amount shown in the table, provide a short description of what the dollars will be used to accomplish. For example, if increasing a subsidy account category, provide detail on the added recipients or the allocation formula for distribution of moneys. For Account Category 500, respond to specific questions in number 9 below.
Account Category Short Description
550 Local RTP grant funded projects funded via fund 3Z50 pass through monies.
7. Will this transfer be used to maintain current service levels, expand an existing program or activity, or begin a new program? Explain.
  Maintain current levels.
8. Based upon the response to number 7, explain how these services or programs would have been funded if this
additional funding were not available.
  Awarded grant projects would not be funded.
9. Account Category 500-Personal Services:
a. Explain why changes are being requested in the personal services account category 500.
b. How many existing staff are being affected by this transfer? 0
What appropriation line item are they currently being paid?  N/A
c. How would these existing staff have been affected if these additional funds were not available?
d. Will new staff be hired as a result of the additional funds?  No
10.  List any other transfers involving these appropriation line items and/or cash approved by the Controlling Board in the current biennium, including the date and requested amount of the adjustment(s).
ALITransfer DateTransfer AmountCBR Number