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Local Government Efficiency Program (LGEP)

For assistance, contact

Julia Hinten
Local Government Innovation Fund Program Manager
Office of Strategic Business Investments
Business Services Division
(614) 728-4878

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The Local Government Efficiency Program (LGEP) offers communities financial assistance to implement projects that create more efficient and effective service delivery.  Funding is available for political subdivisions to learn and use Lean Six Sigma to improve an identified process resulting in making services simpler, faster, better and less costly.  Communities will be able to save money and provide more effective services to their constituents with assistance from this program.

In partnership with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) LeanOhio team who works with organizations around the state to improve their processes saving both time and money, the Local Government Efficiency Program has the following funds available:

Process Improvement Grants:

  • Up to $100,000 in grant funding for local governments to learn and use Lean Six Sigma to improve processes and make services simpler, faster, better and less costly.
  • Projects should be focused on improving an identified process to make it faster, better or less costly
  • 1 year project period
  • Competitive

For Whom

Qualifying political subdivisions are eligible to apply for funding.  A “political subdivision” means a municipal corporation, township, county, school district, or other body corporate and politic responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the state. The complete definition of political subdivision can be found in Ohio Revised Code Section 2744.01(F).