Grant and Funding Opportunities

A community project often requires multiple sources of funding to make it a reality. MVRPC has staff experience and resources to help members find opportunities for these alternate funding sources.

  • MVRPC can help identify potential partnerships, funding approaches and opportunities to support your project and achieve a successful outcome.  
  • MVRPC can help analyze funding requirements and award trends, identify factors critical in winning competitive funding, connect organizations where collaboration would be beneficial, help refine project scopes to increase competitiveness, and help identify positive regional impacts.
  • MVRPC can provide data, mapping, and planning services for the application process and the project itself.

If you have specific needs or questions about funding opportunities, please contact: Kathryn Youra Polk, Senior Planner.

Special COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MVRPC will highlight special COVID-19 funding opportunities. Deadlines on many of these are tight, and we will update the page as often as needed as more opportunities are found.

CARES Act - Coronavirus Relief Fund - Paycheck Protection Program
Due: March 31, 2021

SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA began accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021.

At least $25 billion is being set aside for Second Draw PPP Loans to eligible borrowers with a maximum of 10 employees or for loans of $250,000 or less to eligible borrowers in low or moderate income neighborhoods.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP Loan.

Second Draw PPP Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations.

Eligibility

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:

  • Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses
  • Has no more than 300 employees; and
  • Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020

Maximum Amount: For most borrowers, the maximum loan amount of a Second Draw PPP Loan is 2.5x average monthly 2019 or 2020 payroll costs up to $2 million
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Contact: U.S. Small Business Administration, phone: 800-877-8339

See more at: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program/second-draw-ppp-loans

CARES Act -Coronavirus Relief Fund - COVID Safety Funds to Veterans Posts (Updated)
Due: December 31, 2021

The Office of Budget and Management (OBM), with authority granted by the controlling board on July 27, 2020, is distributing Coronavirus Relief Funds provided to the state from the US Department of Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"). OBM is currently accepting applications from Congressionally chartered veterans service organizations in Ohio with an active post location for a $5,000 grant to support posts operating safely during the COVID-19 public health emergency, including supporting increased sanitation costs, maintaining social distancing, purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary costs to comply with public health orders, local health department recommendations and best practices. Funds must be used in accordance with the requirements of Section 5001 of the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act," as described in 42 U.S.C. 801(d) and must adhere to guidance published by the US Department of Treasury and OBM.

Eligibility

  • Veterans Service Organization

Maximum Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December  31, 2021
Contact: Ohio Agency Office of Budget & Management, email: grants@obm.ohio.gov

See more at: https://grants.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities.aspx#funding-opportunities-list

Home Relief Grant
Due: None Given

Ohioans can receive assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities including gas, electric, bulk fuel, water/sewer and trash, from the state of Ohio, through their local Community Action Agency (CAA). Ohio’s Community Action Agencies work with the Ohio Development Services Agency to provide assistance to Ohioans in need. Any federal unemployment stipend is excluded from determining a household’s benefit.

When applying for assistance, you should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Names of all household members
  • Date(s) of birth
  • Social Security Number(s), if applicable
  • Current or previous address
  • Copies of Social Security cards, or verification for each household member, if applicable
  • Proof of income for all household members 18 years or older
  • Any supporting documentation to demonstrate need
  • Proof of hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Maximum Amount: none listed
Deadline: none given
Contact: Ohio Development Services Agency, email: EnergyHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov

See more at: https://businesshelp.ohio.gov/home-relief-grant.html

COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Funding
Due: None Given

GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need.

Eligibility

  • School must be located in the United States
  • School must participate in the National School Lunch Program
  • School must include at least one of the grades K-12
  • School must be located in a recognized “brick and mortar” school building

Maximum Amount: $3,000
Deadline: none given
Contact: GENYouth, email: info@genyouthfoundation.org

See more at: https://covid-19.genyouthnow.org/

The Greene Giving Pandemic Relief Fund
Due: None given

The Greene County Community Foundation and the United Way will administer the grantmaking process with an oversight committee of funders. The size and number of grant awards are directly related to the amount of money available.

Grants from the fund will complement the work of public health officials and expand the community’s capacity to respond and assist effectively and efficiently in the outbreak. Grants will be awarded to vetted community-based and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that are focused on:

Eligibility

To Be Eligible for a Grant, Your Organization Must:

  • be recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, church, or an eligible government or educational institution;
  • provide services in Greene County; and
  • benefit citizens of Greene County Ohio.

In Addition, You Must Focus On:

  • Immediate, basic human needs (food, shelter, safety, etc.);
  • Mental health services;
  • Addressing the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak.

Deadline: none given
Contact: Greene County Community Foundation, 941 W Second St., Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-458-2064

Stay up to date about this program: https://greenegiving.org/pandemic-relief-fund/

New Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance
Due: First come, first served

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Eligibility:

  • Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
  • SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.

Award Ceiling:  $10,000

Deadline: first come, first served.

Contact: U.S. Small Business Administration, email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov; phone: 800-659-2955

See more at: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
Due: Ongoing

EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities). Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities, including those negatively impacted by changes to the coal economy.

Eligibility:

  • District Organization;
  • Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;
  • State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;
  • Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or
  • Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.

Award Ceiling:  EDA was appropriated $118.5 million for the Public Works program, $37 million for the EAA program, an additional $30 million in EAA funds for ACC, and $15 million for NCC pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Deadline: Ongoing.

Contact: U.S. Economic Development Administration

See more at: Applicants may search for this funding opportunity on Grants.gov using Funding Opportunity Number “PWEAA2020”. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html .

Miami County COVID-19 Emergency Grant Application Program Spring 2020
Due: None listed

Due to the current events happening in our county, the Miami County Foundation has reevaluated our Spring Grant cycle to address the current need for humanitarian relief.  The Miami County Foundation will support our Miami County nonprofits in their efforts to provide additional enhanced services to counter the effects the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our Miami County friends and neighbors. Thus the “normal” spring grant cycle will not occur this year.

The funds previously budgeted for the spring grant cycle will now be used to support the Miami County Foundation’s Emergency COVID-19 Grant Program. The Miami County Foundation will immediately begin providing emergency COVID-19 funding (applications reviewed in the order they are received) to organizations supplying food, shelter, and other humanitarian needs.

Eligibility:

  • Non-profit serving Miami County residents

Deadline: none listed

Contact: Karen, P. O. Box 1526, Piqua, OH 45356, email: karen@miamicountyfoundation.org;  phone: (937) 773-9012;

See more at: http://www.miamicountyfoundation.org/

COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton
Due: None listed

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and an increased strain on individuals and families in the Dayton Region, The Dayton Foundation and the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, along with a coalition of philanthropic, government and other individual partners, have joined together to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. The Dayton Foundation and the United Way will administer the grantmaking process with an oversight committee of funders. The size and number of grant awards are directly related to the amount of money available and the restrictions donors have placed upon the uses of certain funds.

Grants from the fund will complement the work of public health officials and expand the community’s capacity to respond and assist effectively and efficiently in the outbreak

Eligibility:

Grants will be awarded to vetted community-based and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that are focused on:

  • Immediate, basic human needs (food, shelter, safety, etc.);
  • Mental health services; and
  • Addressing the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak.
  • be recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, church, or an eligible government or educational institution;
  • provide services in Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble and Warren (north) counties; and
  • benefit citizens in the Dayton Region

Deadline: none listed

Contact: Tracy Sibbing, email: tracys@dayton-unitedway.org

See more at: https://www.daytonfoundation.org/covid-response-fund.html

Current Funding Opportunities

On a monthly basis MVRPC will highlight several funding opportunities that could benefit communities in the Region. Click on the grant titles listed below to view more details including links to the granting agency webpage.

Ohio Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Due: March 5, 2021

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program provides funding to facilitate the development and implementation of projects and activities that enable and encourage children to walk or bike to school

safely. Funding through ODOT’s SRTS program can be used for:

  1. Infrastructure Projects -- Operational and physical improvements within 2 miles of schools that establish safer, connected, and accessible crossings, walkways, bike facilities, and trails.
  2. Non-Infrastructure Projects – These activities might include establishing and delivering educational programs, planning and hosting events that promote walking and biking, training or establishing enforcement programs such as crossing guard programs, monitoring outcomes and collecting data, or more.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Non-Profit,
  • PreK-12 Educational Agency,
  • Town, City or County Government

Award Ceiling: Project limit: up to $400,000, depending on project type

Matching Requirement: no

Deadline: March 5, 2021.
Contact:
District 7: Mary Hoy, phone: 937-497-6838, email: mary.hoy@dot.ohio.gov
District 8: Tom Arnold, phone: 513-933-6588, email: tom.arnold@dot.ohio.gov

See more at: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/ProgramManagement/HighwaySafety/ActiveTransportation/Pages/Funds.aspx

Ohio Recreational Trail Program Grant (RTP)
Due: March 15, 2021

The Clean Ohio Trails Fund works to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans by funding trails for outdoor pursuits of all kinds.

  • Up to 75 percent matching State of Ohio funds are reimbursed under Clean Ohio Trails Fund.
  • All projects must be completed within 15 months from the date that they are signed into contract.
  • Eligible projects include: Land acquisition for a trail, trail development, trailhead facilities, engineering and design.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Local governments,
  • Park and joint recreation districts,
  • Conservancy districts,
  • Soil and water conservation districts, and
  • Non-profit organizations

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Matching Requirement: 25%
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Contact: D'Juan S.M. Hammonds, Program Manager, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Real Estate, 2045 Morse Road, Building E-2 Columbus, OH 43229-6693 phone: (614) 265-6417 email: djuan.hammonds@dnr.state.oh.us

See more at: https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/buy-and-apply/apply-for-grants/grants/clean-ohio-trails-fund

AARP Community Challenge
Due: April 14, 2021; Contact MVRPC for assistance by March 17

AARP provides an opportunity each year for communities to apply for small grants under the AARP Community Challenge. The Community Challenge provides funding for quick-action projects which help communities be more livable for people of all ages and is accepting applications for projects which are intended to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, etc.

Any nonprofit agency or government entity may apply. Applications are due April 14, 2021 and funding may range from as low as a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the scope of the project proposed. Typical projects funded in the past, entail permanent physical improvements, temporary demonstrations of long-term solutions or new or innovative programming and services. Such project includes volunteer programs, outdoor seating and crosswalk improvements, property improvements, transportation access and safety training, bike racks and bike and mobility projects, etc.

The Institute for Livable and Equitable Communities was founded around the mission of convening critical partners and coordinating projects which enhance both livability and equity within communities. As a part of achieving this mission, MVRPC is offering technical assistance for any of our member communities who is interested in applying for this opportunity to improve livability within the Miami Valley Region. For interested members who would like to apply and would like technical assistance, please contact Serena Anderson at sanderson@mvrpc.org or 937.223.6524 by March 17, 2021.

Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Program
Due: March 19, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is seeking applicants for the FY 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program to fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that result in good-paying jobs, improve safety, apply transformative technology, and explicitly address climate change and racial equity. The Department recognizes the role that infrastructure investment plays in economic development and job creation, and the added urgency of this funding at time when the COVID-19 pandemic has put stress on state and local budgets.

For the first time, the USDOT seeks INFRA projects that address climate change and environmental justice. Projects will be evaluated on whether they were planned as part of a comprehensive strategy to address climate change, or whether they support strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as deploying zero-emission-vehicle infrastructure or encouraging modal shift and a reduction in vehicle-miles-traveled.

Racial equity will also be considered as a selection criterion, to the extent that project sponsors have completed equity-focused community outreach, and projects are designed to benefit underserved communities. The Department will also consider whether the project is located in a federally designated community development zone, including qualified Opportunity Zones, Empowerment Zones, Promise Zones, or Choice Neighborhoods.

USDOT seeks projects that apply innovative technology, delivery, or financing methods with proven outcomes to deliver projects in a cost effective manner. The Department will make awards under the INFRA program to both large and small projects. For a large project, the INFRA grant must be at least $25 million. For a small project, the grant must be at least $5 million. INFRA grants may be used to fund a variety of components of an infrastructure project, however, the Department is specifically focused on projects in which the local sponsor is significantly invested and is positioned to proceed rapidly to construction. Eligible INFRA project costs may include: reconstruction, rehabilitation, acquisition of property (including land related to the project and improvements to the land), environmental mitigation, construction contingencies, equipment acquisition, and operational improvements directly related to system performance.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for INFRA grants are:

1) a State or group of States;

2) a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals;

3) a unit of local government or group of local governments;

4) a political subdivision of a State or local government;

5) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority;

6) a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States;

7) a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; or

8) a multi-State or multi-jurisdictional group of public entities. Multiple States or jurisdictions that submit a joint application should identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact. Each applicant in a joint application must be an Eligible Applicant.

 

Award Ceiling:  $800,100,000

Deadline: March 19, 2021.

Contact: Paul Baumer, Program Manager: email INFRAgrants@dot.gov,: phone: (202) 366-1092

See more at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330964

NEA Challenge America
Due: April 22, 2021

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. The program is rooted in principles that include, but are not limited to, our recognition that:

  • Some populations and some geographic areas have limited grant funding opportunities, and/or have been historically underserved by national arts funding;
  • Some small organizations may face barriers to accessing grant funding; and
  • Some applicants to the Arts Endowment may benefit from enhanced technical assistance resources.

Challenge America seeks to address these potential barriers for organizations seeking funding. The program features an abbreviated application, a standardized $10,000 grant amount, and a robust structure of technical assistance to facilitate entry to Arts Endowment funding opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • State governments

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: April 22, 2021.

Contact: NEA Web Manager, email: webmgr@arts.gov

See more at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331446

ODOT Township Safety Sign Grant Program
Due: May 7, 2021

This grant provides signs, posts and hardware to townships identified as having a higher than average crash rate and also based on specific criteria listed below.

Township-wide Crash Criteria:

  • When a township has been identified as having a higher than average crash rate across the entire township system, and
  • The township has not previously received funding under this grant program.

This year, the top 300 townships meeting this criteria in Ohio are eligible to apply for up to $50,000.00 in combined signs, posts and hardware to systematically improve the signage in their townships. To see if your township qualified to apply for the 2021 grant, please visit the list of eligible townships available at: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/static/Programs/LocalPrograms/TownshipSafety/2021ListofEligibleTownships.pdf

 Eligible townships should also note that the township may include with their request signage, post and hardware totals for villages which are within (or touching) their township. The township must arrange with the village to work in partnership to provide these materials and have the village install them. The grant request with the village's items included still may not exceed $50,000.00. 

Deadline: May 7, 2021.

Contact: Debbie Cox, Township Safety Sign Grant Program: email debbie.cox@dot.ohio.gov: phone: (614) 387-7359

See more at: https://odot.formstack.com/forms/township_sign_grant_application_2021

FY 2016 – FY 2019 Economic Development Administration’s Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program
Due: Ongoing

Through its Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs, EDA assists eligible recipients in developing economic development plans and studies designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. The Planning program helps support organizations, including District Organizations, Indian Tribes, and other eligible recipients, with Short Term and State Planning investments designed to guide the eventual creation and retention of high-quality jobs, particularly for the unemployed and underemployed in the Nation’s most economically distressed regions. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients’ respective regions. The Local Technical Assistance program strengthens the capacity of local or State organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible recipients to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies and impact analyses.

Please see the Federal Funding Opportunity for full information on how to apply. Also note that any applicants who are in the process of developing an application under the previous FFO will need to apply under the new FFO and use the associated new forms.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. This Planning and Local Technical Assistance opportunity will remain in effect until superseded by a future announcement.

Contacts:

Jeannette P. Tamayo, Regional Director, 230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3280, Chicago, IL 60604-1512, phone: 312-353-8143, email: jtamayo@eda.gov
Darrin Fleener, Economic Development Representative , 230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3280, Chicago, IL 60604-1512, phone: 312‐789‐9753, email: dfleener@eda.gov

See more at:

https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280447

U.S. Economic Development Assistance (EDA) Programs ­ Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
Due: Ongoing

The Economic Development Administration's (EDA's) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment. Specifically, under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America's ability to compete in the global marketplace. Through the EDAP NOFA, EDA solicits applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Award Floor: $100,000

Please access this opportunity, “EDAP-2017” on Grants.gov that supersedes the previously published “EDAP2017” opportunity. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294771

Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new EDAP NOFA.

Contact Information for Indiana/Ohio Region: Kyle Darton, 230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3280, Chicago, IL 60604-1512, phone: 312-789-9752, email: kdarton@eda.gov

See more at: https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Targeted Brownfield Assessment (TBA)
Due: Ongoing

The Targeted Brownfield Assessment (TBA) program provides property assessment services at no cost to eligible applicants. SABR utilizes either in-house field staff or contractors to perform the requested assistance and the applicant receives a written report of the work performed.

Typical services include Phase I environmental site assessment, asbestos surveys, geophysical surveys, and limited or supplemental phase II property assessment. TBA staff will work with applicants to provide the appropriate services to meet their needs.

New services available through TBA include those required for participation in the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup program administered by Ohio Development Services Agency. The program includes certain perquisites for eligibility including a Phase I assessment to Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program (VAP) standards, Class C designated release by the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) and former use of the property as a gas station or service station. TBA can assist with preparatory activities including Phase I assessment, determining if underground storage tanks (USTs) are present, determining if there was a release from UST’s, tank closure assessment and completing the BUSTR Class C release form. For more information about the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup program click here.

Eligible applicants: Eligibility for the TBA program requires the following:

  • Applicant is a local government or quasi-governmental entity
  • Applicant is not a potentially responsible party
  • If applicants do not own the property, access to the site has been granted
  • Property must be a brownfield (former industrial/commercial use or residential if more than 4 units)
  • Property is not subject to federal CERCLA orders or on the National Priorities List.

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: Martin Smith, VAP/SABR Manager, email: martin.smith@epa.ohio.gov, phone: (614) 644-4829

See more at: http://epa.ohio.gov/derr/SABR/Grant_Assistance.aspx

Valuable Resources for Finding Funding Opportunities

Below are MVRPC’s top picks to search for Federal and State funding opportunities.

GRANTS.GOV (www.grants.gov)

Grants.gov is your place to find and apply for grants for all Federal Agencies. You can sign up for a subscription to receive email updates on grant opportunities. There are also many resources to help you in the ‘Grants Learning Center’ at www.grants.gov/web/grants/learn-grants.html.

US ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORY

This directory provides links to critical local resources including: EDA regional office contacts, state government contacts, and EDD, TAAC, RLF, University Centers, and Tribal planning organization sites. https://www.eda.gov/resources/economic-development-directory/states/oh.htm

OHIO COMMUNITY GRANTS, LOANS, BONDS, AND TAX CREDITS

The Ohio Development Services Agency has a variety of bonds, grants, loans, and tax credits that can assist Ohio communities as they build an environment for economic development. More information on the various programs is listed at http://development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_grantsloansbonds.htm.

OHIO BUSINESS GRANTS, LOANS AND TAX CREDITS

The Ohio Development Services Agency has a variety of bonds, grants, loans and tax credits that can assist Ohio companies as they grow and create jobs in Ohio. More information on the various programs is listed at http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_busgrantsloans.htm.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES GRANTS

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers several grants to entities and individuals to help further resource management and enjoyment. A description of the grants can be found at https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/business-and-industry/municipalities-and-public-entities/grants-and-equipment/grants-and-equipment.

OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

The link below takes you directly to Ohio’s resources, which has a valuable spreadsheet of funding sources and a list of contacts by agency. http://epa.ohio.gov/DoBusiness/GetHelp/FinancialAssistance.aspx