Ensuring that all cities that want help navigating the plethora of bipartisan infrastructure law funding opportunities have access to such help is crucial to the success of the law. Ohio cities have several options for information and help. We have compiled them here to ensure that they are all easy to find and access.
Local Infrastructure Hub Grant Application Bootcamp – technical assistance program to help smaller and mid-sized cities (with populations below 150,000) access federal infrastructure funds. The bootcamps will be 3-4 month programs focused on a particular federal grant program and is designed to help cities with less federal grant application expertise prepare competitive grant applications for the focus program. Registration for this fall’s programs is open until August 31, 2022.
Power a Clean Future Ohio Infrastructure Grant Assistance Program (IGAP) – available to all Power a Clean Future Ohio communities. IGAP is a technical assistance program designed to make Ohio cities and counties more competitive for federal grants. The focus is on clean energy and clean transportation projects that will further expand Ohio’s clean energy economy and reduce emissions.
The Ohio Mayors Alliance Grants Navigator Assistance – Ohio Mayors Alliance members may access one-on-one advice and assistance in developing a plan to access and maximize federal funds available to meet their cities’ goals. Interested OMA members may contact Sarah@ohiomayorsalliance.org for more information.
If you want to search for grant programs available to cities more generally, here are a couple of good places to start: