Based on State of Ohio Press Release
Communities across Ohio will receive grants to fund sidewalks, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure and public facility improvements.
The Ohio Department of Development has awarded grants totaling more than $6 million to 13 communities through the Community Development Critical Infrastructure program and more than $6 million to nine communities through the Neighborhood Revitalization program.
The grants will benefit more than 35,000 Ohioans.
Plymouth was among the communities receiving good news.More…
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To assist students with financial challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ohio State University is distributing another $46 million in federal assistance for students.
The university notified more than 25,000 students this week that they are receiving block grants as part of the third round of emergency grants supported with federal relief funds. Eligible undergraduate, graduate and professional students who enrolled in summer or autumn semester 2021 will receive grants of $250 to $3,000, depending on their level of financial need. Students on all Ohio State campuses are eligible.More…
By 1812Blockhouse, FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the awarding of more than $766 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States.
The funding from the fifth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 279 airports in 44 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. View an interactive map with all the awards.
“These grants will improve safety, sustainability and accessibility at airports across our country,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said.More…
The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees has announced approval of $1,147,667 in grants to nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.
The Foundation awarded $531,300 in scholarships for the 2021-22 school year to Richland County students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial need and grade point average.
A grant was made from an agency designated fund to Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities to create an all-inclusive community park and playground at Sterkel Park in Mansfield.
The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor-advised funds to meet emerging needs at the following organizations:
Akron Children’s Hospital Mansfield Facility
Crawford County Education and Economic Partnership
Mansfield Area Y
Mansfield Art Center
Mansfield City Schools
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Plymouth Area Historical Society
Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Renaissance Performing Arts
Richland County Commissioners – Dog Warden
United Way of Richland County
Waleska United Methodist Church
Special Grants were awarded to:
Blessed to Run
Plymouth Local Schools
Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Career Technical Education Scholarship
One career technical education scholarship was approved for students to earn certifications and credentials at technical institutions. The Scholarship Committee implemented a rolling deadline for CTE scholarships to meet various enrollment deadlines. In aligning with Ohio’s Attainment Goal, the Foundation wants to help fill the gap between job openings and certified employees as well as lead the way to support workforce development through CTE scholarships.
Source: Richland County Foundation
By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Arts Council
The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,479,247 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met on July 21 for its summer board meeting. This marks the largest amount of grant dollars distributed to constituents applying to OAC funding programs in the agency’s history.
Five of those grants were for Richland County projects.More…
By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Mansfield Fire Department will have a new “eye in the sky” in its monitoring of potential area forest fires.
The Department, as well as two others in contiguous counties, received grants to assist in such efforts. Mansfield’s was for $3,000 to purchase a new drone.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry strives to support Ohio’s fire departments and the communities that they serve. Through the Community Wildfire Risk Reduction (CWRR) Grant program, the Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding for 37 projects totaling $75,718 for fire departments in eastern and southern Ohio. More…
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board has announced the recipients of the 2021 Housing Tax Credit program awards.
One of those recipients was a developer planning to invest money to renovate 48 units of senior residential living in Shelby.
This year, 36 Ohio developments creating or preserving 1,931 apartments for families, seniors and individuals at risk for homelessness were awarded more than $31.5 million in 10-year federal housing tax credits.
Every region of Ohio is represented among the awardees, including more than one-third in non-urban centers of the state with 607 units of affordable housing. Developments include 17 for families, 14 for seniors and five providing supportive services. More…
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is partnering with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District on a grant program for producers who plant cover crops.
In 2019, the grant program assisted in getting cover crops on over 206.23 acres of Richland County farmland and resulted in 87 tons of soil from eroding into our streams. It also kept 139 pounds of phosphorous on the land and 255 pounds of nitrogen out of waterways. More…
The Richland County Foundation has announced its annual awards support summer programming for children. That announcement reads:
“The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children. The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Jotika Shetty along with members from the community awarded $44,648 in Summertime Kid grants. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.
The members of the Summertime Kids Committee wishes local children a very happy summer. More…
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Since 2013, the Ohio History Fund has made 94 grants in nearly 40 counties totaling approximately $870,000. Proving there is a strong need for the program, it has received over 430 grant proposals totaling $5.3 million in requests.
This year, the City of Shelby was a recipient.
Money for the grants comes from citizens, who can help in three ways: 1) contributing a portion of a state income tax refund to the Ohio History Fund, line 26 on Ohio’s tax return, 2) purchasing Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and 3) making a direct gift to the Ohio History Connection for the Ohio History Fund. The more everyone contributes, the more grants are made. More…
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The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that the Emerging Artists Program of Mansfield’s Renaissance Theatre has been awarded a funding grant for the 2021-2022 season.
Created by Renaissance Artist Director, Michael Thomas, the goal of the program is to guide, encourage, support and advocate for artists of all ages who wish to find their own voice through the creation of original work. By establishing an environment that promotes the importance of self-expression, risk-taking and collaboration, the Theatre 166 Emerging Artists Program is designed to foster and translate an artist’s creative thinking into smart, vital, and thought-provoking new works.
For its inaugural season, the program has chosen to workshop the following projects: More…
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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Real Estate and Land Management is offering nearly $6 million in grants to purchase and improve public outdoor recreation areas across the state. Applicants may request up to $150,000 for a single project during the grant period.
“The NatureWorks program gives us a chance to invest in Ohio communities,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We always want to encourage people to spend time outdoors. This program gives them a chance to make their local outdoor recreation sites better for their families, friends, and neighbors.”
NatureWorks is a state-funded grant program that provides up to 75% of project cost assistance to Ohio municipalities, counties, townships, joint recreation districts, park districts, and conservancy districts for acquisition or development of public outdoor recreation areas. Projects can include hiking trails, picnic shelters, nature centers, and so much more. More…
State Fire Marshal Kevin S. Reardon is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of the 2021 MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communications Systems) grant, which includes 242 fire departments in 46 counties throughout Ohio.
The MARCS radio system allows first responders to seamlessly communicate, not only with each other, but with other agencies responding to an incident (i.e. fire departments from neighboring areas, law enforcement, etc.).
“Having first responders on this state-of-the-art radio system goes a long way in improving emergency services in these counties, which greatly improves the level of safety for them and the communities they protect,” said Marshal Reardon. “I’m honored to continue this great legacy of supporting Ohio’s responders.” More…
Richland Public Health has been awarded a $10,000 grant to participate in the Increasing Disability Inclusion in the Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Process project.
The grant award was from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, with support from the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD). Richland Public Health and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan were the two recipients of the grant. More…
If the State of Ohio’s $2.1 billion capital improvements budget for FY 2021-22 is passed, which began hearings this week after being introduced as an amendment during a Senate Bill 310 conference committee meeting, it will bring funding to several deserving projects around Richland County at places such as downtown Mansfield, the Ohio State Reformatory, the Black Fork Commons in Shelby, and several others.
Usually passed in the spring, this year’s budget bill was delayed until the fall. The largest ticket item in this year’s bill is $16 million for a new soccer stadium for FC Cincinnati.
The outlay for all projects in the county included in the bill totals $6,838,293. More…