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Contact Information

For assistance with LGIF grants and loans, contact:

Jennifer Spohr
Program Manager
Office of Strategic Business Investments
(614) 466-4184
Jennifer.Spohr@development.ohio.gov

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The Local Government Innovation Council awarded grants and loans to communities for planning and implementing projects to create more efficient and effective service delivery.  Programs overseen by the Council have included the following:

Local Government Innovation Program
The Local Government Innovation Program (LGIP) offered communities financial assistance for planning and implementing projects to create more efficient and effective service delivery. Projects were expected to facilitate improved business environments and promote community attraction with their plan for efficiency, collaboration, or shared services.

Local Government Efficiency Program
The Local Government Efficiency Program (LGEP) offered communities financial assistance to implement projects to create more efficient and effective service delivery.  Political subdivisions received funding to learn and use Lean Six Sigma to improve an identified process resulting in making services simpler, faster, better, and less costly. 

Local Government Safety Capital Grant
The Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program provided grants to communities to help purchase equipment that would enhance public safety.

Effective July 1, 2017, we are no longer accepting new applications for the programs listed above. Inquiries about existing, approved projects should be addressed to Jennifer Spohr at 614.466.4184 or via email at Jennifer.Spohr@development.ohio.gov.