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Grants and Funding
Part of the challenge with developing successful funding proposals and grant applications is the time and effort that it takes to locate appropriate and viable opportunities.  Additionally, the time sensitive nature of these opportunities requires individuals and organizations to locate them with enough time to create and submit the proposal. Here we are trying to support your effort with different sources that can help you to do the research.
Grant Writing Resources

Full list of Federal government agencies.

Contains detailed program descriptions for 2,167 Federal assistance programs. The following chart shows the program distribution for the top five issuing agencies. Click here for regional agency contacts for agencies in the CFDA.

Official site to get registered to apply for federal government grant programs. Registration is required to apply for federal grants and is available to organizations and individuals. Site also serves as a search tool for federal funding sources.

Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center's Information Services Team (2011). Includes federal grants, non-federal grants, resources, and a listing of events.

The ODE website offers information and application guidelines for various grant opportunities within the state of Ohio. Grants range from small to large and for different types of organizations, including school districts, non-profits, after-school programs, and others.

The ODH website offers various grant opportunities relative to numerous health issues. Site provides information on grant availability and guidelines for proposals.

This is a one-stop-shop that serves as a directory for foundations and grant opportunities, grant funding trends, resources, and event listings.

For any questions or concerns, please contact: 
OCHLA.OLAnet@ochla.state.oh.us


Current Highlighted Grants:

I) Educational Grants:


  • Catalog of Federal Domestic AssistanceHispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants

    Objectives: The objective of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. These programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.

    Deadline: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

    Website: www.CFDA.gov


  • CODE2040 - Non-Profit for Tech Diversity

    Objectives: Laura Weidman Powers, the group's co-founder and chief executive, said minorities are often at a disadvantage when seeking out and interviewing for jobs because they lack instruction on how to prepare. One of Google's grants will help CODE2040 create a program aimed at training black and Latino students how to apply for an interview for a technical job or internship. 

    Deadline: Contact the organization for application deadlines.

    Website: 
    www.code2040.org



II) Health Grants:

  • Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB (Infant Mortality) Model Grant

    Objectives: This request for proposal, including grant requirements and technical assistance information, will be available at the Ohio Commission on Minority Health's website starting on Monday, August 10th, 2015. You may call the office for more information (614) 466-4000.

    Deadline: 5PM on Monday, September 28th, 2015

    Website: www.mih.ohio.gov




III) Business Development Grants:

  • USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service - Rural Business Programs

    Objectives: Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and
    growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and
    financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural
    businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills
    that can help to start and/or grow a business. Business Programs also support the creation and preservation
    of quality jobs in rural areas.


    Deadline: Differ depending on program, please visit USDA.gov to learn more. 

    Website: www.rd.usda.gov

 


IV) Arts Grants:

  • National Endowment for the Arts - NEA Research: Art Works


    Objectives: Project may start on May 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. Grants generally may cover a period of performance
    of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed
    activity. Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years. Research areas include the
    system's core components of Arts Participation and Arts Creation; the system's inputs (Arts Infrastructure and
    Education & Training); and the system's main outcomes, e.g., cognitive or emotional benefits to individuals, or
    civic or economic benefits to communities.

    Deadline: October 20th, 2015

    Website: arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works


For any questions or concerns, please contact: OCHLA.OLAnet@ochla.state.oh.us


Current Highlighted Grants:

I) Educational Grants:


  • Catalog of Federal Domestic AssistanceHispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants

    Objectives: The objective of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. These programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.

    Deadline: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

    Website: www.CFDA.gov


  • CODE2040 - Non-Profit for Tech Diversity

    Objectives: Laura Weidman Powers, the group's co-founder and chief executive, said minorities are often at a disadvantage when seeking out and interviewing for jobs because they lack instruction on how to prepare. One of Google's grants will help CODE2040 create a program aimed at training black and Latino students how to apply for an interview for a technical job or internship. 

    Deadline: Contact the organization for application deadlines.

    Website: 
    www.code2040.org



II) Health Grants:

  • Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB (Infant Mortality) Model Grant

    Objectives: This request for proposal, including grant requirements and technical assistance information, will be available at the Ohio Commission on Minority Health's website starting on Monday, August 10th, 2015. You may call the office for more information (614) 466-4000.

    Deadline: 5PM on Monday, September 28th, 2015

    Website: www.mih.ohio.gov




III) Business Development Grants:

  • USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service - Rural Business Programs

    Objectives: Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and
    growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and
    financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural
    businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills
    that can help to start and/or grow a business. Business Programs also support the creation and preservation
    of quality jobs in rural areas.


    Deadline: Differ depending on program, please visit USDA.gov to learn more. 

    Website: www.rd.usda.gov

 


IV) Arts Grants:

  • National Endowment for the Arts - NEA Research: Art Works


    Objectives: Project may start on May 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. Grants generally may cover a period of performance
    of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed
    activity. Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years. Research areas include the
    system's core components of Arts Participation and Arts Creation; the system's inputs (Arts Infrastructure and
    Education & Training); and the system's main outcomes, e.g., cognitive or emotional benefits to individuals, or
    civic or economic benefits to communities.

    Deadline: October 20th, 2015

    Website: arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works


For any questions or concerns, please contact: OCHLA.OLAnet@ochla.state.oh.us
2017 Foundation Grants
Greater Fostoria Community Foundation - Fostoria Grant I - Fostoria, Ohio

Grant applications are accepted twice a year by the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation. The amounts vary and the areas of focus includes: education, social service, health, art, culture, economic and civic matters. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is February 28, 2017.

 
Middletown Community Foundation - Middletown Phase I - Middletown, Ohio

Grant application are accepted four times per year by the Middletown Community Center. The amounts vary. The grants are given for the following reasons: Recreation, Arts, Festivals, Community Development; Capital improvements pertaining to these subject areas. For more information, click HERE. The amounts varies and the due date is March 1, 2017.

 
The Hamilton Foundation - Unrestricted Community Grant II – Hamilton, Ohio

The Hamilton Foundation has several grant opportunities annually and is geographically focused in Butler County Ohio. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is March 1, 2017.

 
The Athens Foundation – Athens Grant - Athens, Ohio

The Athens Foundation offers a grant to Athens County nonprofit organizations that fit into their mission. The areas of focus include: art, culture, humanities, education, recreational and environmental community projects. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is March 15, 2017.

 
Dublin Foundation- Dublin Grant I – Dublin, Ohio

The Dublin Foundation provides seed money to new projects that will build capacity and match their mission. The foundation would like the project to be creative and innovative enough to continue after the grant period has ended. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the grant DUE DATE is March 8, 2017. 

 
Herbert W. Hoover Foundation – HWH II – Canton, Ohio

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation offers grants three times per year in Canton, Ohio. The areas of focus include: education, community and environment. A letter of Inquiry is requested. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is May 31, 2017.

 
The Ashtabula Foundation - $5001 & Above Cycle III – Jefferson, Oho

The Ashtabula Foundation has a Letter of Inquiry in 2017 for cycle III. The focus of cycle III grant includes: community development, religion and other projects in Ashtabula county Ohio. For more information, click HERE. The amount is over $ 5001.00 and the DUE DATE is June 30, 2017.

 
The Hershey Foundation - Hershey Grant I - Northeastern Ohio

The Hershey Foundation offers grants to the Northeastern part of Ohio. The amounts vary and the areas of focus includes: innovative arts, cultural and science programming for children of all ages. The funding can be used for projects, equipment, capital and endowment campaigns. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is June 1, 2017.

 
Greater Fostoria Community Foundation - Fostoria Grant II - Fostoria, Ohio

Grant applications are accepted twice a year by the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation. The amounts vary and the areas of focus includes: education, social service, health, art, culture, economic and civic matters. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is August 30, 2017.

 
Ashland County Community Foundation – Community Grant – Ashland, Ohio

The Ashland County Community Foundation offers a grant to Ashland County. The area of focus includes: art, culture, community, education, health, human services and environment. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is September 15, 2017.

 
Dublin Foundation- Dublin Grant II – Dublin, Ohio

The Dublin Foundation provides seed money to new projects that will build capacity and match their mission. The foundation would like the project to be creative and innovative enough to continue after the grant period has ended. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the grant DUE DATE is September 13, 2017.

 
Herbert W. Hoover Foundation – HWH III – Canton, Ohio

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation offers grants three times per year in Canton, Ohio. The areas of focus include: education, community and environment. A letter of Inquiry is requested. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is September 29, 2017.

 
The Hershey Foundation - Hershey Grant II - Northeastern Ohio

The Hershey Foundation offers grants to the Northeastern part of Ohio. The amounts vary and the areas of focus includes: innovative arts, cultural and science programming for children of all ages. The funding can be used for projects, equipment, capital and endowment campaigns. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is December 1, 2017.

 
Dominion Foundation - Dominion Grant I - Refer to Grant

The Dominion Foundation provides grants for several counties throughout Ohio. The areas of focus includes: human needs, environmental protection, education about energy and community vitality. For more information click HERE. The maximum amount is $15,000.00 and the DUE DATE is in early spring.   

 
Lubrizol Foundation- Lubrizol Grant - Cleveland, Ohio

The Lubrizol Foundation offers grants annually in Cleveland, Ohio.  The areas of focus includes:  education, health care, human services, civic, cultural, environmental and youth services. For more information click HERE. The amount varies and the grant has NO DUE DATE.

 
Robert S. Morrison Foundation - Grant Application - over $5,000.00 - Jefferson, Ohio / Ashtabula

The Robert S. Morrison Foundation offers several grant opportunities in Jefferson, Ohio. The foundation values community, economics, and human services. For more information click HERE. The amount is over $ 5,000.00 and the grant has NO DUE DATE.