Clean Ohio Conservation Fund

We administer the application and selection process for the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund in Franklin County through the District 3 Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC). This program funds projects that preserve open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and stream corridors.

About $3.5 million is available to District 3 for Fiscal Year 2024. Preliminary Screeners are encouraged and are due on June 2, 2023. 

Applicant Workshop Information

Final Applications for Fiscal Year 2024 are due on September 1, 2023.

Application Materials

OPWC Clean Ohio Application (Applicants are required to submit applications via OPWC WorksWise portal. To access the portal, you must sign up for a username and password. Visit  for details on how to request access, as well as training videos on how to use the system. Paper applications can still be used, but the applications must still be put into the WorksWise portal to be eligible for scoring). 

OPWC Application Instructions

OPWC Application Form (for reference)

District 3 Final Application (to be submitted through WorkWise portal as an attachment)

Preliminary Screener

Preliminary Screeners should be submitted to Edwina Teye at

Additional Information

NRAC Roster 2022

Other OPWC Districts and Contacts

For more information, contact Edwina Teye at 614.233.4233

Contact Information
Edwina Teye, Ph.D.

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