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Megan Stein
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Funding Opportunities

MORPC is committed to supporting the region around available funding opportunities across a series program areas. Please view active and archived programs below, and reach out to corresponding team members for more information.
Arts/Culture
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Sustainability Grant The OAC Sustainability Program provides operating funds for 4 years for organizations providing arts and cultural activities. 2/1/2023 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)

 

ArtsNEXT Grant The OAC Arts NEXT Grant helps fund provide funds for organizations that provide access to art for projects that are designed to allow their programming to evolve creatively. 4/1/2023 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Capacity Building Grants The Capacity Building Grants provide funds to organizations to engage outside technical expertise for internal organizational development. 5/1/2023, 11/1/2023 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Arts Partnership Grants The Arts Partnership Grant helps to support organizations in their projects based arts-learning activities. 3/1/2023 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Development
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Appalachian Community Grants Program A multi-phased development grant with the focus areas of revitalization, workforce, and public health. Funding from Ohio ARPA, projects must be ARPA compliant. Two phases: planning and development. Phase 1: 12/4/22

Phase 2: Dec. 2023

Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)

 

Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program The Targeted Brownfield Assessment (TBA) program provides property assessment services at no cost to eligible applicants. Typical services include Phase I environmental site assessment, asbestos surveys, geophysical surveys, and limited or supplemental phase II property assessment. Rolling Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Community-wide Assessment Grants for States and Tribes Community-wide assessment grants provide funding to states and tribal governments for inventories of brownfield sites, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, planning, site assessments, site-specific cleanup plans, and reuse plans. 11/22/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Brownfield Community Assessment Coalition Grants Brownfield Assessment Coalition grants provide coalitions comprised of a lead agency and two to four partners with funds to for inventories of brownfield sites, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, planning, site assessments, site-specific cleanup plans, and reuse plans. 11/22/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Community-wide Brownfield Assessment Grants Community-wide assessment grants provide communities with funds to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. 11/22/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Targeted Brownfields Investment The Targeted Brownfields Assessment provides no-cost services to applicants to better conduct brownfield assessments on targeted sites. This opportunity is on a first-come, first-served basis as funding allows. As funding is available Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant The Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant is designed to provide funds for the assessment and cleanup of gas and service stations with documented petroleum releases. N/A Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Infrastructure/Public Works
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants The BRIC grants program is designed to make communities more resilient and to mitigate hazards through innovative solutions. This program is funded through FEMA, local applicants apply through the Ohio Department of Public Safety Drafts: 11/18/2022 Final: 1/3/2023 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding Provide investments that support construction, non construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities and Nuclear Closure Communities). Rolling Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program The Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program provides funds for acquisition, construction, or improvement of water and sewage facilities. Ongoing Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Onsite Stormwater Infrastructure Loan Program The Onsite Stormawater Infrastucture Loan Program provides loans to assist local governments in funding the treatment of stormwater at its source. N/A Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Mobility
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants The purpose of the SMART Grants Program is to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety. The program funds projects that are focused on using technology interventions to solve real-world challenges and build data and technology capacity and expertise in the public sector 11/18/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Planning/Technical Assistance
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Thriving Communities Program (LOI) The purpose of this portion of the two-part Thriving Communities Program is to provide technical assistance at no cost to communities for grant applications, planning, pre-engineering, etc. for up to two years. 12/6/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Thriving Communities Program (NOFO) The purpose of this portion of the two-part Thriving Communities Program is to provide funding to organizations to provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building. 12/22/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Public Facilities
Opportunity & Link  Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program is designed to help rural communities fund the construction, acquisition, or improvement of essential community facilities. Ongoing Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Sustainability
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Solid Waste Management Grant This program reduces or eliminates pollution of water resources by providing funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites. 12/31/2022 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Recycling and Litter Prevention program Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention program supports communities, nonprofits, businesses and academic institutions that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices, stimulate economic growth and support litter prevention efforts through four different grants. 2/3/2023 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Paddling Enhancement Grant Coordinated by ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, the Paddling Enhancement Grant is a competitive annual grant program offering 100%* reimbursement to eligible political subdivisions (municipalities, townships, counties, joint recreational districts, park districts, conservancy districts) and state and federal agencies. Its goal is to improve or develop recreational boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities. 3/1/2023 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Grants for Political Subdivisions Projects funded through the grant program will:

  • Implement the building a circular economy for all strategy series.
  • Improve local post-consumer materials management programs, including municipal recycling.
  • Make improvements to local waste management systems.
1/16/2023 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Climate Smart Humanities Organizations National Endowment for the Humanities This program supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. Proposals must address how strategic planning for climate change will increase the organization’s resilience and support its work in the humanities over the long term. Projects are financed through a combination of federal matching funds and gifts raised from third-party non-federal sources. 1/17/2023 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, National Ground-Water Monitoring Network The Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program of the USGS is offering a cooperative agreement funding opportunity to state or local water-resources agencies that collect groundwater data to participate in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network. The USGS is working to develop and administer the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN). This funding opportunity is to support data providers for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network. 1/26/2023 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Carbon Management This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) aims to expand the Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (DOE FECM’s) carbon management portfolio through support for research and development (R&D) projects in the programmatic areas of Carbon Conversion, Carbon Dioxide Removal, Point Source Carbon Capture, and Carbon Storage. 11/30/2022 Brandi Whetstone <bwhetstone@morpc.org>
Transit
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Diesel Emission Reduction Grants The Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) dollars awarded by the Federal Highway Administration to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The program provides support to public transit systems serving Ohio counties, for the early retirement and replacement of older diesel transit buses. 11/4/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Transportation
Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
Commute Action Fund
MORPC’s Commute Action Fund is a tool for Central Ohio Companies to fund new incentives and/or commute projects that motivate company associates to drive less and use sustainable modes of transportation to work. The fund aims to empower Central Ohio companies to take ownership of creating more sustainable commuter options for their workplace. Rolling Patty Olmsted (polmsted@morpc.org)
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Please note that the application deadline for these opportunities have passed. Opportunities marked with a “*” indicate a historic precedent of renewal.

Opportunity & Link Summary Application Deadline Staff Contact
* Airport Grant Program This program provides funds for airport improvement projects with different funding lines and applications for general aviation airports and commercial service airports respectively. 5/1/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
* Major New Capacity Program Major New Capacity Projects are those that increase the capacity of transportation facilities and/or reduce congestion. These projects must cost greater than $12 million. 5/31/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
* Bridge Investment Program The Bridge Investment Program funds bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects. Funding is available in planning, bridge projects, and large bridge projects (> $100 million). Planning, Bridges: 9/8/2022

Large Bridges: 8/9/2022

Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program The Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program funds for the demolition of non-brownfield commercial and residential properties and redevelopment of the surrounding area. 2/28/2022 Economic Development Team (mstein@morpc.org)
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