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Five Ohio Arts Council Grants Headed To Richland County

25 Jul , 2021  

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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.

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Mansfield Fire Department, Other Area Agencies Receive Grants

7 Jul , 2021  

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…

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All Things Business

Shelby Project Receives Over Half Million Dollars In Tax Credits

2 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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…

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All About Richland

Grant Program Helps Farmers Plant Cover Crops

29 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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…

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Richland County Foundation Supports Children’s Summer Activities

31 Mar , 2021  

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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Shelby

Shelby Receives Grant For Historic Records Digitization

5 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

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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Renaissance Emerging Artists Program Receives Presitigous Grant

5 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

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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ODNR Offering Nearly $6 Million In Grants For Outdoor Recreation Projects

31 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

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…

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Five County Fire Departments Receive Communications Grants

31 Dec , 2020  

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…

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Richland Public Health Awarded Disability Inclusion Grant

22 Dec , 2020  

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…

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Richland County Projects Set To Receive $6.28 Million In Ohio Capital Bill

19 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

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…

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Ohio State Mansfield, NCSC Included In Ohio Capital Bill

17 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

If the State of Ohio’s $2.1 billion capital improvements bill 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 much-needed funding for physical improvements to The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College.

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 projects at the campuses on Lexington-Springmill Road totals over $3.4 million.

Projects slated for funding at OSUM include the following: More…

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Shelby

Shelby, Commissioners Seek Comments On Environmental Review

15 Dec , 2020  

The City of Shelby and the Richland County Commissioners are applying for a new Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) Grant. As part of the application, an environmental review must be submitted. The public is invited to review the document and make any appropriate comments.

Please send comments to Joe Gies, City Project Coordinator at 419-342-3600 or [email protected] . Comments will be accepted until December 18.

The 128 page environmental review can be read at this link:

https://ordevelopment-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/scott/EQ4ZC3IKi41DnGZURs57w88BBwIdGc6K03O3Zq2vu8Xz_w?e=7nIh0a

Source: City of Shelby

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Schools

MOESC Closing Out Successful Experience With Reading Grant

13 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Supporting early readers at home by providing tools for parents is an ongoing part of the Striving Readers Grant, which is in its final year.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center initially received the $1.2 million Striving Readers Grant (SRG) in 2018 and has continued to provide evidence-based language and literacy teaching and learning for all learners from birth through grade 12. Three of the five initial participating districts remain in the grant’s final year: Buckeye Central, Highland and Plymouth.

Aligned to Ohio’s comprehensive literacy plan, Mid-Ohio’s SRG Team has been working to promote proficiency in reading, writing and communication for all learners, driven by scientific research. The grant assists districts in their existing efforts to implement data-based, differentiated and evidence-based practices in literacy. More…

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The Domestic Violence Shelter Benefits From Victims Of Crime Funding

7 Aug , 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced recently that nearly six dozen local victim service projects have been awarded a total of $3.2 million to safely support victims of crime.

A total of 66 projects will be funded by grants through the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) grants program. A Richland County non-profit organization was a recipient.

“This vital funding will help prevent incidents of family violence and provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims and dependents,” said Governor DeWine. More…

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