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 - Public Libraries
Due: November 16, 2020

The Office of Budget and Management (OBM), in accordance with an approved State of Ohio Controlling Board request 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 for the Public Library Assistance Program. Ohio Public Libraries are eligible to receive a grant of $25,000 for each public library and branch location to assist in operating safely during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 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. 601(d) and must adhere to guidance published by the US Department of Treasury and OBM.

Eligibility:

Libraries

Maximum Amount: $25,000
Matching Requirement: no
Deadline: November 16, 2020

Contact: Ohio Office of Budget & Management, email: grants@obm.ohio.gov

See more at: https://grants.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities.aspx, click on CARES Act - Coronavirus Relief Fund - Public Libraries

Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Local Government Assistance Program
March 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020

The State of Ohio Office of Budget and Management has provided a document as guidance to local goverments receiving Coronavirus Relief Funding. Funding was received through the Federal CARES Act and may only cover costs incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

Montgomery County CARES Act Grant Program
Due: November 30, 2020

Montgomery County’s small businesses drive our local economy. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many businesses and workers. To help you recover from these losses, we’ve set aside $40 million just for our county’s small businesses.

To be eligible for these funds, you must be able to prove that the pandemic has had a negative impact on your business. These funds must be used for working capital such as utilities, rent and other fixed costs.

The Office of CARES Act has created a web-based system to take applications for these grants. Businesses will have until Nov. 30, 2020 to apply, or until CARES Act funds are depleted.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a small business with 30 or fewer employees
  • Must have less than $1 million gross revenue
  • Must be located in Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Must not have already received any federal assistance (CARES or COVID-19, SBA loans, PPP, etc.)
  • Must have a physical storefront (restaurant, bar, retail, barbershop, etc.) and/or be an allowable home office as reported in most recent filed tax return
  • Must be current on all state, federal, and local taxes
  • Must be in compliance with State of Ohio small business requirements
  • Must retain one full-time employee for at least three months after grant award

Deadline: November 30, 2020
Contact: Marvene Mitchell-Cook, Director of Office of CARES Act, Montgomery County Ohio

Stay up to date about this program: https://mcobiz.com/cares-grants/cares-grant-application-small-business/

Ohio EMS COVID-19 Grant
Due: December 31, 2020 or until funds have been exhausted

The Ohio Division of EMS has set aside $425,000 to provide EMS agencies with funding for the reimbursement for expenditures of PPE made since January 1, 2020.

Ohio-based EMS organizations with the main responsibility of providing continuous emergency medical services to an Ohio community pursuant to requests and/or calls from the public for emergency medical service response.

Funding priorities are as follows:

  • Eye protection: Appropriately fitted, indirectly vented goggles or single-use disposable face shield that fully covers the front and sides of the face.
  • Isolation gowns: Nonsterile, single-use fluid-resistant and impermeable disposable patient isolation gown.
  • Footwear covers: Single-use, disposable medical footwear covers.
  • Respirators: Any NIOSH-approved particulate respirator (i.e., N-95 or higher-level respirator). Includes the purchase of filters appropriate for use. (Air purifying respirators APRs) and Powdered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) with hoods.
  • Surgical-type face masks: Loose-fitting, single-use disposable physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer to allow fire and EMS personnel to meet CDC recommendations and/or state mandates for face covering when in a public setting other than direct patient contact.
  • Face shields: For protection of the facial area and associated mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids.
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Package: Including gloves, gowns, shoe covers, head covers, masks, respirators, eye protection, face shields, and goggles.
  • Thermometer covers: Disposable, single-use covers protecting against contamination.

Eligibility:

Such EMS organizations must also meet one of the following:

(a) The EMS organization must be established or operated by a township, municipality, village, city, county, joint fire district, joint ambulance district, or joint township fire district within the state;

(b) The EMS organization must provide services, pursuant to a contract , memorandum of understanding, or memorandum of agreement, to a township, municipality, village, city, county, joint fire district, joint ambulance district, or joint township fire district within the state.

Matching Requirement: no

Deadline: December 31, 2020 or until funds have been exhausted, whichever comes first

Contact: Division of Emergency Medical Services, email: emsgrants@dps.ohio.gov; phone (800) 233-0785

See more at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-19PPEgrant

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund
Due: April 17, 2021

The Delta Dental Foundation focuses on funding oral health related projects; in this time of change and crisis, we realize our safety-net dental clinics and our non-profit organizations are being asked to do more than ever before. The Delta Dental Foundation has created a COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. Funds will address needs faced by both safety-net dental clinics and non-profits who work with vulnerable populations and provide health services or food assistance in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

Eligibility:

The Delta Dental Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund will support the general operations or emergency needs of eligible non-profits who meet the following criteria:

  • Organization must be serving residents in Michigan, Ohio and/or Indiana
  • Must have an active non-profit IRS status.
  • Organizations must work with vulnerable populations and provide health/wellness services or address food insecurity issues.
  • Organizations MUST agree to distribute toothbrushes and informational materials supplied by the Delta Dental Foundation to the individuals it serves

Deadline: April 17, 2021.

Contact: Delta Dental, phone: (800) 524-0149;

See more at: https://www.deltadentaloh.com/giving-back/Grants

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 .

Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program
Due: None listed

Many Ohio small, minority- and women-owned businesses have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding to help these companies through the current crisis and set them up for the future.

Eligible Uses of Grant Funds

  • Businesses must be certified as a minority- or woman-owned;
  • have 10 or fewer employees and up to $500,000 in annual revenue; and
  • have not received funding under the federal CARES Act.
  • Businesses must be current on all taxes and private or public loans.

Grants will be awarded on first-come, first-served basis.

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: none listed
Contact: Ohio Development Services Agency, email: bizgrants@development.ohio.gov;

See more at: https://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_mmegp.htm

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/

Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program
Due: None listed

The Ohio Development Services Agency (“Development”) will accept applications for the purpose of providing grants to manufacturers and other entities to assist in retooling existing facilities through purchasing necessary equipment to manufacture critically needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for use in Ohio or reshoring PPE production to Ohio. These grants will allow small manufacturers and other entities an opportunity to create new business while contributing to the fight against COVID-19.

Application and Reimbursement Process

  • Businesses apply for funding via an online portal.
  • Development receives applications and shares with program partners for review.
  • Applicant receives notification of award and enters into grant agreement with Development.
  • Applicant receives initial grant funding for eligible costs incurred and may subsequently seek reimbursement of remaining grant funding after providing evidence of eligible costs incurred.

Eligible Uses of Grant Funds

Eligible uses of grant funds include costs incurred to acquire equipment necessary to manufacture PPE, retool, or construct facilities in Ohio to manufacture PPE (including, but not limited to, building costs, design/engineering costs, facility expansion, complying with FDA requirements) and technological upgrades. Only costs incurred after March 21, 2020, (the date of Governor DeWine’s state of emergency declaration in Ohio due to COVID-19) will be eligible for reimbursement.

Maximum Award Amount: $500,000 per facility
Deadline: none listed
Contact: Ohio Development Services Agency email: ppe_retooling@development.ohio.gov;

See more at: https://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_ppe-rrgpg.htm

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.

Economic Development Research and National Technical Assistance
Due: September 30, 2020

Providing timely information on best practices in economic development is critical to practitioners’ efforts to alleviate economic distress and promote economic development. The National Technical Assistance program assists in formulating and implementing new economic development tools. These tools support local governments’ efforts to partner with private industry and attract private investment to revitalize regions and local communities.

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 research and technical assistance projects under EDA’s R&E and NTA programs. 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.

Eligible applicants include:

  • a District Organization;
  • an Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;
  • a State;
  • a 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;
  • an institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education;
  • a public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State;
  • private individual; or
  • a for-profit organization

Award Ceiling:  $1,500,000

Award Floor:      $1

Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Contact: Economic Development Administration, RNTA program, e-mail: rnta@eda.gov.

See more at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305782

Ohio EPA Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Due: September 30, 2020

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) invites applications for grants under its Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF) program to help fund the installation of publicly available Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in 26 Ohio priority counties.

This current offering is for Level 2 charging stations only. A separate funding opportunity will be made available in early 2021 for DC Fast Charging stations. The total funding under this Level 2 competitive grant offering is approximately $3,250,000 of which $250,000 is set aside for public charging in certain Ohio state parks and other state government facilities. Of the remaining funds, $115,000 is allocated for sites in each of the 26 eligible counties.

Applications are due in the form of a pdf file via email to evcharging@epa.ohio.gov no later than 3:00 PM on September 30, 2020.

Two webinars offered as Microsoft Teams Live events have been scheduled to provide an overview of the program and offer an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions. If you would like to attend a webinar, please click the link that corresponds to the webinar you would like to attend. Please note that identical information will be presented at both webinars, so you only need to attend one of the two sessions and it is not necessary to have Microsoft Teams software on your computer to participate in these webinars.

Session 1 (Thursday July 9, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm)

Session 2 (Tuesday July 14, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am)

Presentation slides and questions and answers from both sessions will be posted on the program website. Applicants may contact Ohio EPA staff members with questions throughout the grant cycle. Ohio EPA will continue to update the list of questions and answers regularly so that all applicants have access to the same information.

Questions or requests for clarification about this program may be submitted in writing via email to alauddin.alauddin@epa.ohio.gov or carolyn.watkins@epa.ohio.gov.

Ohio History Fund
Due October 1, 2020

The History Fund (hereafter "History Fund" or "Fund") was created to support the preservation and sharing of Ohio’s heritage by funding local, regional, and statewide projects, programs, and events related to the broad sweep of the state’s history and pre-history. The History Fund is made possible by the voluntary contributions of individual Ohioans, who donate a portion of their Ohio income tax refunds, donate directly to the Ohio History Connection, and purchase and Ohio History “mastodon’ license plates. The number and size of grants will vary according to the amount donated.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Ohio-based, nonprofit organizations in good standing
  • Public entities in Ohio, such as units of local government, public libraries, and educational institutions
  • Organizations operating Ohio History Connection sites under “site management agreements” are eligible to apply under their own names. Functions and fiscal responsibilities assigned to the Ohio History Connection under site management agreements are not eligible for grants from the History Fund. An applicant in this category must attach its up-to-date site management agreement as a part of the grant application.
  • Examples of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to local historical societies, public libraries, genealogical societies, university archives and special collections, historic preservation groups, archeological societies, county records management offices, and incorporated “friends” groups of any of the above.
  • One grant per organization at a time: otherwise eligible grantees that have an open grant with the History Fund are not eligible to apply for a second History Fund grant until the first grant has been closed (i.e. the History Fund has accepted the grantee’s final report).

Award Ceiling:  $4,000
Award Floor:      $1,000
Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Contact: Andy Verhoff, Grant Manager,  phone: (614) 297-2341, e-mail: averhoff@ohiohistory.org

See more at https://www.ohiohistory.org/preserve/local-history-services/history-fund/history-fund-application-(1)

CommunityWINS Grant
Due: October 9, 2020

The CommunityWINSTM grant program, a collaboration between USCM and Wells Fargo, is aimed at addressing the housing affordability crisis including transitional housing, rentals, and homeownership projects and programs.

The USCM and Wells Fargo are committed to providing the opportunity for cities across the United States, through local nonprofits, to invest in and promote the long-term economic prosperity for municipalities by advancing housing affordability solutions. Together, we’re focused on strengthening, expanding, and modeling scalable, innovative housing affordability solutions to create a positive societal impact.

The eligible programs must address:

Housing Initiatives — projects designed to address housing affordability solutions to increase availability and affordability of rentals, transitional housing and/or sustainable homeownership

All programs must be initiated with the full support of the Mayor to be eligible, including those developed and implemented in collaboration with the private sector, community groups, and other partners.

Cities applying for the award must be in good membership standing with USCM.

Eight awards are available in 2020— two awards per population category. Awards are based on population size:

  • Metropolitan: Population greater than 500,000
  • Large: Population of 275,000 to 500,000
  • Medium: Population of 50,000 to 275,000
  • Small: Population less than 50,000

Eligible applicants include:

  • Village, City or Town Government  

Award Ceiling:  $200,000
Deadline: October 9, 2020.
Contact: CommunityWINS program; email: communitywins@wellsfargo.com; phone: (202) 293-7330

See more at: https://www.usmayors.org/communitywins/

Environmental Protection Agency ‘s BROWNFIELD MULTIPURPOSE (MP) GRANTS
Due: October 28, 2020

EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Multipurpose Grants. Multipurpose (MP) Grants provide funding to carry out a range of eligible assessment and cleanup activities with a proposed target area, such as a neighborhood, a number of neighboring towns, a district, a corridor, a shared planning area or a census tract. The target area may not include communities that are located in distinctly different geographic areas. The performance period for these grants is five years.

An applicant can apply for up to $800,000 and should demonstrate how grant funds will result in at least:

  • one Phase II environmental site assessment;
  • one brownfield site cleanup; and
  • an overall plan for revitalization of one or more brownfield sites, if there is not already a plan in place.

A MP Grant applicant should have a capacity to conduct a range of eligible activities, for example:

  • Developing inventories of brownfield sites;
  • Prioritizing sites;
  • Conducting community involvement activities;
  • Conducting environmental site assessments;
  • Developing cleanup plans and reuse plans related to brownfield sites;
  • Carry out cleanup activities on brownfield sites owned by the applicant; and
  • Developing an overall plan for revitalization.

At the time of application, a MP Grant applicant must own a site(s), that meets the CERCLA § 101(39) definition of a brownfield site, within their target area where cleanup activities may be conducted. Eligibility determinations for site-specific assessment and cleanup activities will be made after the award of the grant throughout the project period.

Award Ceiling:  $800,000
Award Floor:      $1
Deadline: October 28, 2020.

Contact: EPA Region 5 contact Matt Didier; email: Didier.Matthew@epa.gov

See more at https://www.epa.gov/grants/fy21-guidelines-brownfield-multipurpose-mp-grants

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