Natural Resources Assistance Council Awards More Than $3.95 Million in Clean Ohio Funds

    May 10, 2018

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announces four projects awarded over $3.95 million in Clean Ohio Conservation Funds (COCF) in Round 12 for District 3-Franklin County from the Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC). The COCF is part of the Clean Ohio program approved by voters in 2008.


    Rank Applicant Project Name Total Project Cost Total Clean Ohio Funds Requested Total Clean Ohio Funds Awarded
    1 Franklin County Metro Parks Scioto River Parkland Preservation II $5,389,044 $2,694,522 $2,694,522
    2 Columbus Recreation & Parks Noe-Bixby Parkland and Preserve $471,200 $348,680 $348,680
    3 Columbus Recreation & Parks East Linden Natural Area Protection $626,000 $438,200 $438,200
    4 City of Whitehall Whitehall Community Park Stream Restoration $626,000 $469,500 $469,500
      Total       $3,950,902


    The COCF can be used to acquire green space and/or restore riparian corridors. Local governments, park and joint recreation districts, conservancy districts, soil and water conservation districts, and non-profit organizations located in Franklin County are all eligible to apply for these grant funds.

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