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 government or organization-eligible 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.
Restaurant Revitalization Funding Programs
Deadline: None Given
SBA is awarding funding through the Restaurant Revitalization Program to restaurants, bars, and other similar places of business that serve food or drink. The purpose of this funding is to provide support to eligible entities that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible entities include:
Eligible entities are businesses that are not permanently closed and include businesses where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink including:
- Food stands, food trucks, food carts
- Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
- Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products
- Other similar places of business in which the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink
- Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
- *Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms
- *Breweries and/or microbreweries
- *Wineries and distilleries
Maximum Amount: $5,000,000 per location (not to exceed $10,000,000 total for the Applicant and any Affiliated Businesses
Minimum Amount: $1,000
Deadline: none given
Contact: Restaurant Revitalization fund, U.S. Small Business Administration, phone: (844) 279-8898
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (opening early April)
Due: none given
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible entities include:
- Live venue operators or promoters
- Theatrical producers
- Live performing arts organization operators
- Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
- Motion picture theater operators
- Talent representatives
- Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements
Maximum Amount: none listed
Deadline: none given
Contact: U.S. Small Business Administration, email: email@example.com
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
- 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: email@example.com; phone: 800-659-2955
See more at: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
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.
- 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
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.
- Non-profit serving Miami County residents
Deadline: none listed
Contact: Karen, P. O. Box 1526, Piqua, OH 45356, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (937) 773-9012;
See more at: http://www.miamicountyfoundation.org/
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 History Fund
Due: September 27, 2022
- Organizational Development grants focus on building capacity: providing the training and materials to help historical societies and like organizations help themselves. Grants in this category can include, but are not limited to: training for board and staff, professional assistance with organizational issues, improving governance structures, volunteer or membership program development, and assessments or strategic plans (including paid facilitators/consultants). Applications must explain the issue(s) faced by the organization and how the grant will address the issue(s). Solutions must align to the issues identified.
- Programs & Collections encompasses a variety of projects that further the study, recordation, interpretation, publication and dissemination of historical information, engagement of communities in history, or conservation of historical collections and archives. Projects that can be funded under this category could include, but are not limited to, public programs, exhibits, care and management of archival materials and artifacts, digitization of collections, oral history, archeological/architectural/historical surveys, archaeological field work, nominations of historic buildings and sites to the National Register of Historic Places, preparation of historic preservation plans or feasibility studies, mobile or online applications, walking tours, and events.
- Bricks and mortar projects can involve the following:
- Rehabilitation, restoration, protection, or acquisition of historic properties and archaeological sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places or designated by local ordinance.
- Building work related to the preservation of historical or archival collections regardless of the building’s historic status.
- New construction dedicated to the preservation of historical or archival collections.
- Ohio-based, nonprofit organizations in good standing
- Public entities in Ohio, such as units of local government, public libraries, and educational institutions
- Incorporated “friends” groups of any of the above
T-Mobile Hometown Grants
Due: October 1, 2022
T-Mobile Hometown Grants is a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow. Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns. Partnered with Smart Growth America and Main Street America, the T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town. For example, this might include the town square pavilion, a historic building, an outdoor park, a ball field, or a library-- every town has places where friends and neighbors connect. Full proposal should be three (3) to five (5) pages. Should include, but is not limited to:
- Detailed description of project to be evaluated by an internal TMO panel and nonprofit organization(s)
- Detailed budget, including breakdown of budget line items
- “Shovel ready” plan, with:
- Outline of expected town outcomes, demonstrating how the project or strategy will lead to the anticipated result/change
- Details on permits needed/obtained, if applicable, to begin work upon receipt of funds
- Any additional companies/business partnerships to be contracted for the work
- Up to 5 letters of support from local government and/or community organizations, partners or members, demonstrating community alignment, engagement, and consensus for the proposed project.
Eligible applicants may include:
- Small towns with populations less than 50,000 are eligible to apply. Of these small towns, proposals may be submitted by:
- elected leaders,
- town managers/employees, or
- non-profit leaders
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Deadline: October 1, 2022.
Contact: no contact provided;
See more at: https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/hometown-grants
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program
Due: October 13, 2022
It is the first-ever Federal program dedicated to reconnecting communities that were previously cut off from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure. The program provides technical assistance and grant funding for planning and capital construction to address infrastructure barriers, restore community connectivity, and improve peoples’ lives. The variety of transformative solutions to knit communities back together can include: high-quality public transportation, infrastructure removal, pedestrian walkways and overpasses, capping and lids, linear parks and trails, roadway redesigns and complete streets conversions, and main street revitalization. Planning Grants fund the study of removing, retrofitting, or mitigating an existing facility to restore community connectivity; to conduct public engagement; and other transportation planning activities. Capital Construction Grants are to carry out a project to remove, retrofit, mitigate, or replace an existing eligible facility with a new facility that reconnects communities.
Eligible applicants may include:
- State governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- City or township governments
- County governments
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations,
- Units of local government
Award Ceiling: $100,000,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Deadline: October 13, 2022.
Contact : Faith Hall, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT); phone: 202-366-9055; email: email@example.com
Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness
Due: October 20, 2022
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
Middle Mile Grant Program
Due: September 30,2022
Passed on a bipartisan basis, the Infrastructure Act established the Middle Mile Grant Program to complement other programs focused on internet connectivity and digital equity. Middle mile infrastructure does not reach the end user’s location, but typically aggregates large quantities of traffic for carriage between networks. The variety of middle mile arrangements is broad. The Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant (MMG) Program provides funding for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the internet backbone
- political subdivision of a State,
- Tribal government,
- technology company,
- electric utility,
- public utility district,
- regional planning council,
- Native entity,
- economic development authority,
- or any partnership of two (2) or more of these entities.
Award Funding: $5,000,000 - $100,000,000
This range is not a required minimum or maximum, but eligible entities requesting amounts for projects outside of this range must provide a reasonable explanation for the variance.
Deadline: September 30, 2022.
Contact: Sarah Bleau; Middle Mile Director; email: MiddleMile@ntia.gov; phone: (202) 482-2048
Ohio Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program
The Ohio Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program will award approximately $250 million to provide safe, reliable drinking water in areas that lack infrastructure, bring sewage treatment capacity to unsewered areas, and develop regional infrastructure to serve multiple communities. This presentation offers more information.
Water and wastewater construction projects are eligible for up to $5 million in grant funding, and infrastructure engineering design projects are eligible for up to $250,000.
Examples of water infrastructure constructions projects include, but are not limited to:
- Sewer/wastewater treatment plant improvements/expansion
- New/replacement sanitary sewer lines
- Excess sanitary sewer infiltration/inflow correction
- Improvements to public drinking water treatment facilities
- Drinking water line improvements or extensions
- Repair, replacement, and construction of drinking water storage towers
Click to download the application to the Ohio Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program, and contact Matt Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential projects in your community.
FY 2016 – FY 2019 Economic Development Administration’s Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program
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.
Jeannette P. Tamayo, Regional Director, 230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3280, Chicago, IL 60604-1512, phone: 312-353-8143, email: email@example.com
Darrin Fleener, Economic Development Representative , 230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3280, Chicago, IL 60604-1512, phone: 312‐789‐9753, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See more at:
U.S. Economic Development Assistance (EDA) Programs Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
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: email@example.com
See more at: https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Targeted Brownfield Assessment (TBA)
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.
Contact: Martin Smith, VAP/SABR Manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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
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