Post Coronavirus Grant opportunity

 


 

To Our Ohio Legion Post Leadership,

An exciting grant opportunity is now available to access through the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) grants@obm.ohio.gov. Please Click on ‘Read More’ to learn more.

https://grants.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities.aspx                   OBM guidance for the grant application process

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OBM requires each post to complete an application on the OBM website at https://grants.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities.aspx under the Coronavirus Relief Fund – COVID Safety Funds to Veterans Posts funding opportunity. An authorized representative and grant contact will be required to be listed on the application. After the application is approved by OBM, the grant contact will receive an e-mail confirmation. Approved applications will be processed for payment. If you have any question call Department at 740-362-7478

The purpose of this grant is to provide active brick and mortar Posts to receive Coronavirus Relief Funding up to $5,000 dollars through the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. If a Post has any questions regarding their eligibility, please contact the Ohio Grants Partnership via e-mail at grants@obm.ohio.gov.

The Department of Ohio can facilitate information and direct our Posts of this opportunity, we will have no bearing on being the proving authority on the acceptance and dispersal of each grant application. All questions regarding the grant should be directed to the appropriate OBM contact at grants@obm.ohio.gov. Although we are not a part of the application, distribution, or oversight of the grant, we will work to spread the word of this opportunity for Ohio’s veteran community.

Funding Information

Funds were awarded to the State of Ohio as Federal Financial Assistance from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Funds were awarded under the Social Security Act, as amended by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) as the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). 

Eligibility

This program provides funding to Congressionally chartered veterans service organizations in Ohio with an active post. Each active post is eligible up to a $5,000 grant to assist in operating safely during the COVID-19 public health emergency, including supporting increased sanitation costs, maintaining social distancing, purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary costs to comply with public health orders, local health department recommendations, and best practices.

The CARES Act requires that the payments be used to cover expenses that are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.

 

“The American Legion strengthens our communities, states and nation with programs and services for our veterans, the military and their families.”

 

For God and Country,

Roger Friend

Commander

American Legion Dept. of Ohio

“Veterans Strengthening America”