Clean Ohio Revitalization and Assistance Fund (Brownfields) The Clean Ohio Brownfield Revitalization Fund Program provides grants to address environmental obstacles and remove blighting influences Grant funds can be applied to Asbestos Surveys, Phase II Environmental Assessments, Demolition, Removal of Contaminated Soils and other activities Application for CORF are ranked and prioritized by District 19 and then sent to the Clean Ohio Council for final funding decisions.
Program Policies Revitalization Fund $3 million max. grant $2 million demo cleanup only 25% Local Match Phase 2 Environmental Assessment Req. Ranked by District 19 Assistance Fund $300k – Assessment $750k – Remediation 10% Local Match Priority Investment Area
Contacts Jeff Dotson, Principal Planner (330) Katie Courtright, Ohio Dept. of Development, (614)
District 19 Natural Resource Assistance Council Clean Ohio Conservation Fund
OPWC District 19 Natural Resources Assistance Council Funds from the Clean Ohio Program (State Bond Program created in 2000 from State Issue 1) Assists in Financing Clean Ohio Conservation Program Projects that protect Natural Areas, Streams and Wetlands Provides Grants for the acquisition of Open Space and Riparian Corridors Stark County’s allocation has been about $1.1M NRAC evaluates project applications and creates Priority List for Submission to OPWC
Selection Criteria Environmental Factors Local Match (25% minimum) Level of Coordination Access and Operation Readiness to Proceed
Beech Creek Botanical Garden
Fairhope Nature Preserve
District 19 Contacts Jeff Dotson, District Administrator (330) Linda Bailiff, Program Rep., OPWC (614)
Ohio Job Ready Sites The Ohio Job Ready Sites Program was created to bolster the State of Ohio’s portfolio of commercial and industrial developable sites. Properties in this program are strategically chosen for their ability to provide optimal infrastructure capabilities and attract economy shifting investment.
Program Policies High Intensity $3.5 Million 25% Local Match Certification Required Environmental Assessment Low Intensity $750,000 25% Local Match Certification Voluntary