Office of Strategic Business Investments
Business Services Division
The Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) offers communities financial assistance to create more efficient and effective service delivery. 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. Applications for grants and loans will be accepted quarterly. Applications for scholarships will be accepted on a rolling basis.
TThe Local Government Innovation Program has the following funds available to promote shared services and reduced cost:
The Local Government Efficiency Program is the newest program to be funded through the Local Government Innovation Fund. The LGEP has the following funds available:
The Development Services Agency is partnering with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to develop and manage this new program. DAS, through its LeanOhio team, has already begun to work with organizations around the state to improve their processes in order to save time and money.
The press release for Round 10 awards can be found here.
Round 11 Applications are currently being reviewed.
The deadline for Round 12 applications is December 8th, 2014.
Please be aware that all LGIF program applications are now available online. If you are interested in applying for a LGIF program, you will need to request a Username and Password before accessing the applications.