• Ohio History Fund Information Now Available Online

    by  • September 22, 2012 • Featured •  Comments

    The Ohio History Fund, designed to provide matching grants to Ohio organizations and communities and funded by an income tax form checkoff and other donations, how has an online home.

    The new website of the Ohio Historical Society now has an even newer page dedicated to the Fund. On it, links will take interested readers to additional pages which look at how the fund is set up, what entities are eligible to receive funding, the application process, and instructions for applying.

    Applications for the initial round of grants is due October 29. Click here to access the new site.

    As profiled in the materials, grants are available in three categories: Organizational Development, Programs & Collections, and Bricks & Mortar. Potential funding amounts differ by category, as do matching amounts.

    Preservation organizations and owners of historic properties are encouraged to review any area which might fit a particular property. While one category’s funding requirements might not correspond to a given building (not listed on the National Register of Historic Places or locally designated, for instance), it might nevertheless qualify for some funding if it houses archival collections.

    For more information, contact the Ohio Local History Office or Preservation Ohio.

    Photo: Downtown Chillicothe — dok1/Creative Commons License

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