The Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) offers communities financial assistance to create more efficient and effective service delivery within their area. Projects are expected to facilitate improved business environments and promote community attraction with their plan for efficiency, collaboration, or shared services. Communities will be able to save money and provide more effective services to their constituents with assistance from this program.
The LGIF program will award up to $100,000 in grant funds per feasibility study, up to $100,000 in loan assistance per entity for demonstration projects, and up to $500,000 in loan assistance for collaborative demonstration projects. Award amounts for applicants with collaborative partners are limited to $100,000 per applicant and $100,000 for each collaborative partner up to $500,000. Grant funds will be awarded semi-annually and loan funds will be awarded quarterly through a competitive and open selection process.
The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded 26 grants and loans to local communities at the May 28th meeting of the Local Government Innovation Council. The grants and loans total $2,968,671. A list of projects receiving funding can be found on the left side of the page under 'Past Projects' or by clicking here.