Ohio Announces Grants For Nonprofits

ODJFS to Provide Up to $25 Million in CARES Act Grants to Nonprofit Agencies

UPDATE: ODJFS has extended the deadline for nonprofits to apply for relief grants until Dec. 5 and clarified that organizations that have received loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program may be eligible if they have not used the loans to pay 100% of the cost of unemployment benefits for laid-off employees. “The purpose of these grants is to provide assistance to organizations that are devoted to helping Ohioans and have accumulated unemployment debt as a result of the pandemic,” said ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall. “Any grants awarded may be applied to remaining unemployment charge balances. They also can be applied toward operational expenses.” Please feel free to pass this along to your grantees.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) today announced the process for nonprofit organizations that serve low-income and at-risk Ohioans to apply for federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act grants. Up to $25 million will be awarded.

Applications will be accepted until Nov. 27 at jfs.ohio.gov/nonprofitgrants.