Funding Opportunities

As you begin your historic preservation or community revitalization project, there are several funding sources you should consider. Below is a list of organizations in Ohio that can help fund your project.

The Ohio Development Services Agency
The Ohio Development Services Agency
works to attract, create, grow, and retain businesses through competitive incentives and meaningful, targeted investments.

The Certified Local Government Program
Becoming a Certified Local Government (CLG) enables you to tap into Certified Local Government Matching Grants.

The Ohio Historical Society
The Ohio History Fund provides grants for organizational development, programs & collections, and bricks & mortar projects.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA has several rural development grants available to communities, non-profits, and home owners.

The U.S. Department of Transportation
The USDOT has several grants available for communities and development agencies to utilize.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has has grants available for communities and businesses to assist with the costs of marketing, road signage, and education.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
has several types of grants available for your community to utilize for various improvements to your community.

The Ohio Cemetery Foundation
The Ohio Cemetery Foundation
provides best-practices consulting on all aspects of cemetery operations for each client, including planning, administration, marketing, property development and care. Introducing best-practices into all aspects of operations is one of the best ways to ensure preservation in the long-term. Additionally, once a cemetery is approved for a project, no financial commitment will be required on its part.

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