Office of Redevelopment and Energy
Community 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.
The Local Government Innovation Program has the following funds available:
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 Agency is planning a number of Road Show events throughout the state to present information on the Local Government Efficiency Program. Dates and locations are being finalized. Stay tuned!
The press release for Round 7 awards can be found here.
Applications for Round 8 of the Local Government Innovation Fund are currently being reviewed. The Round 8 awards meeting of the Local Government Innovation Council is scheduled for February 27th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Vern Riffe Center for Government.
The application for Round 9 of the Local Government Innovation Fund (including both the Local Government Innovation Program and Local Government Efficiency Program) is now available online. Applications are due March 10th, 2014.
Please be aware that beginning with this round, 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.