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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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All About Richland

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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All About Richland

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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All About Richland

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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All About Richland

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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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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