Delaware Council Supports Small Business Grant Program Idea

27 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

Often, last minute ideas driven by intense need can result in creative solutions.

Such was the background for a request to Delaware City Council at its Tuesday evening virtual Special Meeting to consider supporting the creation of a new Business Assistance Grant Program for businesses within the city impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or recent flooding.

As described by Assistant City Manager Kyle Kridler, the Delaware program would be similar to those already enacted in other central Ohio communities, including one in Union County, that have seen success. More…

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SourcePoint Grant Process Begins Next Month

14 May , 2020  

Applications will soon be available for the 2021 funding of community programs that serve Delaware County residents ages 55 and older.

SourcePoint annually awards funding to local service organizations to help address the diverse needs of the county’s older population.

The 2021 grant application process begins with a mandatory applicant conference on Thursday, June 11. Any organization interested in applying for funding should contact Jackie Haight at or 740-203-2435 prior to the conference, which will be virtual this year. More…


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Turning Point Among Recipients Of Attorney General Grants

10 May , 2020  

This past week, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that his office has distributed nearly $1 million in funding to domestic violence shelters and coalitions across the state to assist battered men, women and children in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 48 domestic violence shelters who received funding include Turning Point in Delaware and Marion County.

“While we have been asked to stay at home, sometimes home isn’t the safest place,” Yost said. “Thanks to the General Assembly, this money will be used to keep life-saving services available to those who need to escape dangerous environments.” More…

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Delaware County Among Those Receiving Recreational Trail Grants

8 Mar , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced more than $2.8 million for 21 recreational trail projects in Ohio through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

“These projects are exciting because they allow families to get outside and explore in their own communities,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “ODNR is proud to be a partner in creating these opportunities.” More…


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Grant Writing Workshop Registration Period Now Open

6 Feb , 2020  

The Delaware SWCD is pleased to announce that registration is now open for “Grant Writing 101/102: Finding the Right Funder and Writing a Winning Proposal.

The interactive workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) Office of Environmental Education and the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. More…


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Ohio Arts Organizations Receive Federal Grant Funding

18 Jan , 2020  

Twenty-five Ohio arts organizations, including one based in Delaware County, have been awarded federal funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works and Challenge America grant programs, the National Endowment for the Arts announced in a media release on Wednesday.

The Ohio awards total $525,000, with individual grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 to support arts programs and initiatives throughout the state. More…


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Wildflower Area To Be Created With NatureWorks Grant

26 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has just approved more than $3.3 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

One of those grants will help a corner of Delaware County become a more beautiful place. More…

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ODOT Announces Grants For Local Transit Systems, Including In Delaware County

2 Nov , 2019  

Public transportation agencies across the state will soon benefit from millions of dollars to help with operations and improve mobility throughout Ohio. Nearly $70 million will come from the state general revenue fund. These funds were approved by the Ohio General Assembly in the most recent two-year state transportation budget; this money is not generated by the state motor fuel tax.

“We are grateful that lawmakers recognized that public transit is an important mode of transportation for getting Ohioans where they need to go,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks. “These funds will help dozens of local transit agencies provide safe and reliable transportation for many Ohioans.” More…

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Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Delaware City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Grants To Help Strengthen Fathers

26 Jul , 2019  

Five organizations across Ohio, including on which does work in Delaware County, have been awarded two-year grants to help fathers in their areas become better parents, partners and providers, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood announced this week.

“Research shows that children with fathers who are present in their lives have better cognitive outcomes, self-esteem, academic achievement and economic stability,” said Executive Director Kimberly Dent. “They have healthier development as children, are more empathetic, and are less likely to have problems with drugs and alcohol as teenagers.” More…


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Delaware County Receiving Federal Funds Through ODNR

18 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is distributing more than $485,000 of federal funds to 18 counties, which will primarily go toward improving schools and roads. Counties receiving funding include Athens, Delaware, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Vinton, Washington, Licking, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull. More…


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Historical Society Receives Grant For Barn Restoration

7 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society recently completed the first phase of a restoration project at The Barn at Stratford and received a grant from the State of Ohio’s Facilities Construction Commission for $250,000 which covered most of the expenses. Funding was approved by the state legislature as part of the 2018-2019 budget. More…

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