Schools

Intel Makes $17.7 Million In Grants To OSU, North Central, Others Prior To Groundbreaking

9 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Special to 1812Blockhouse

Richland County’s two institutions of higher education are among those to benefit from a generous gift from Intel. The announcement came prior to this morning’s groundbreaking at the Intel site in Licking County.

In advance of today’s groundbreaking, Intel announced grants totaling $17.7 million that will fund eight projects at more than 80 Ohio colleges and universities. Included in this announcement was nearly $1.5 million for The Ohio State University and partnering institutions across the state working toward the common goal of a more diverse semiconductor industry.

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All About Richland

Richland County Farmers Eligible For Nutrient Planning Grant

2 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Are you looking for ways to save money on your farm?  A Nutrient Management Plan and Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) can help.

Richland SWCD received a grant from the Richland County Foundation to pay 50% of the cost to have a nutrient management plan written. A plan is tailored to the land’s needs and could save money and time in gas, fertilizer, and equipment use. Land is left in good shape for future generations and helps prevent nutrients running off fields into streams, lakes, and rivers, which can cause algae blooms and are harmful to aquatic life.

A nutrient management plan helps achieve farm and environmental goals through best management practices. Incorporating the 4Rs of nutrient management into a plan will optimize fertilizer and manure use. The 4Rs are Applying the Right Amount from the Right Source at the Right Place at the Right Time.

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Four Richland County Organizations Receive Five Ohio Arts Council Grants

1 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In July, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,246,306 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming.

The 764 grants approved at the meeting constitute the initial and major state fiscal year 2023 funding round for the OAC.

Five of those grants, totaling $147,366, are headed to Richland County.

“We thank Ohio’s elected leadership—especially Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, and members of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate—for their steadfast support of our state’s creative sector,” said OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. “With these awards, Ohio’s resilient arts and culture sector will continue to play a critical role in the health and vitality of communities across the state.”

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Two County Businesses Receive Food Supply Chain Grants

3 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Office of Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced additional state support to help strengthen the local meat supply chain and reduce reliance on out-of-state meat processors.

Seventy-five Ohio meat processors will receive grants totaling approximately $15 million to help them expand capacity and meet the growing demand for meat processing services.

Two Richland County businesses are included.

Today’s awards are the second round of funding offered through the Ohio Meat Processing Grant Program. Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted, in partnership with the Ohio General Assembly, increased the amount of funding available through this program from $10 million to $25 million in April after the need for grants far exceeded the initial funding amount. 

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All About Richland

SPARC Awarded ODE Grant For Career Development

1 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Education has awarded $89 million in Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities Grants to 161 community-based partners. The Department received more than 700 applications from across the state.

Locally. $1.9 million was awarded in a two-year grant to SPARC, who will implement the READY FOR HIRE program, starting this summer, with fiscal oversight from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

READY FOR HIRE will empower and enhance resilient, inquisitive learners with keen interests in their intended career field through work-based learning experiences. The purpose of the program is to impact students who have experienced disruptions to learning exacerbated by the pandemic through focused career readiness and social emotional learning programming that will increase career/college readiness so that students will be prepared for success after high school. Educational partners from Richland, Crawford and Morrow Counties will take part.

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Mansfield Police Receive Crime Reduction Grant

26 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Office of Governor DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded more than $3.7 million to 21 local law enforcement agencies to help them strategically combat violence in their communities. 

One of those agencies is here in Richland County.

The 21 agencies are the first to receive funding through Governor DeWine’s new Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. Governor DeWine, in partnership with the Ohio General Assembly, created the program last year to give local law enforcement additional tools to hold accountable the small number of criminals responsible for most violent crime in the state.  

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Schools

MOESC Awarded Adolescent Literacy Specialist Grant

22 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors met on Wednesday, April 20 for their monthly meeting and voted to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The $277,775 competitive grant from ODE is to hire, house, and collaborate with the newly-created state position of Regional Adolescent Literacy Specialist. 

Only four of these major grants were awarded to ESCs in Ohio with Mid-Ohio being one to serve a quarter of the state cross-regionally.This award brings an exciting addition to Mid-Ohio’s reach in the state. The new state role will serve as the conduit from ODE to Mid-Ohio’s state quadrant, including Mid-Ohio’s client and member districts. 

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The Renaissance Theatre Receives $100,000 ARPA Grant

29 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Renaissance Theatre has announced that it has been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. 

The Renaissance is recommended to receive $50,000 in 2022, with an additional amount of $50,000 in 2023. This funding is intended to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, and will be used by the Renaissance to purchase health and safety supplies, pay artist fees, and assist with the cost of utilities for the historic Renaissance Theatre. In total, the NEA will award grants totaling $57,750,000 to 567 arts organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.

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All Things Business

New Richland County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Opens For Applications

29 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Sectors of the local economy powerfully impacted by the pandemic are about to get some relief.

From January 1 through January 31, businesses in the areas of food & beverage, entertainment venue, and lodging & tourism can apply for funding in a new Richland County COVID-19 Grant program

Applications can be submitted for grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 depending on the impact of the pandemic on a given business. Grants will be given to those who qualify as long as funds remain.

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NatureWorks Grants Coming To Richland County

16 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $5.2 million through the NatureWorks grant program to improve recreation opportunities across the state.

Two of those grants, totaling over $92,000,  are coming to Richland County.

“We are happy to partner with local communities to help them improve and develop outdoor recreation sites across the state,” said Governor Mike DeWine.  “These grants will provide exceptional opportunities to expand local parks and encourage more people to get out into the fresh air.”

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Plymouth Receives Half Million Dollar Infrastructure Grant

5 Oct , 2021  

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.

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Schools

Ohio State Distributes Another $46 Million In Student Aid

10 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

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.

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Mansfield Lahm Benefitting From $766 Million In FAA Grants

27 Aug , 2021  

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.

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All About Richland

Over $1.1 Million In Grants Awarded By Richland County Foundation

15 Aug , 2021  

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 Academy
Richland County Commissioners – Dog Warden
United Way of Richland County
Waleska United Methodist Church 

Special Grants were awarded to:
Blessed to Run
Philanthropy Ohio
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

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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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