Natural Resources Assistance Council Awards More Than $3 Million in Clean Ohio Funds
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has announced four projects awarded over $3 million in Clean Ohio Conservation Funds (COCF) in Round 16 for District 3 (Franklin County) from the Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC).
Awarded projects include:
|Rank||Applicant||Project Name||Total Project Cost||COCF Amount Requested||Total COCF Awarded|
|1||Hilliard||Clover Groff Run Restoration Phase II||$1,321,660||$594,747||$594,747|
|2||Metro Parks||Schleppi Run Acquisition||$3,377,350||$1,688,675||$1,688,675|
|3||Columbus||Big Walnut South Clean Protection||$437,000||$304,000||$304,000|
|4||Columbus||West Franklinton Greenspace Project||$947,000||$620,000||$620,000|
The COCF is part of the Clean Ohio program approved by voters in 2008. The funding can be used to acquire green space and/or restore riparian corridors (strips of vegetation along a river, stream, lake, or other natural body of water).
Local governments, parks 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.
To learn more about the Natural Resources Assistance Council, click here.