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America-250 Ohio Grants Webinar Recording is Available

Deadline for Fall Cycle is Nov. 17

As OTA shared previously, America 250-Ohio is offering grants for non-profit (including 501 ( c ) 6 organizations), educational, and local governmental organizations to support programming and activities to commemorate and celebrate the upcoming semiquincentennial. 

If you missed the grants webinar, here is a link to the recording.

The AM250-OH Commission has identified the following themes for Ohio’s Celebration and Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the U.S.

  • Celebrations and Signature Events: Impacting Tourism and Economic Development
  • Ohio Originals: Highlighting Points of Pride & Unity
  • Engaging Youth and Lifelong Learners: Education & Scholarship
  • Inclusive Statewide Engagement: Museums, Arts & Culture
  • Telling Ohio Stories: Highlighting stories of Ohioans past and present
Grant Cycle Timing:

Fall 2023 Cycle

  • Grant Guidelines and Application Released: Oct. 16, 2023
  • Grant Applications due: Nov. 17, 2023

Winter 2024 Cycle

  • Grant Application available: Jan. 15, 2024
  • Grant Applications due: March 1, 2024

Grant Funding Levels:

Buckeye Impact Grants

  • Grant amounts up to $50,000
  • Projects should have a statewide, regional, or significant local impact.
  • Project types may include significant exhibitions, regional commemorative activities, substantial digital and documentary media projects, and signature public events.

Trillium Local Activity Grants

  • Grant amounts up to $5,000
  • Projects should have a local or community-wide impact.
  • Project types may include exhibitions, exhibits, interpretative panels, local commemorative programs or activities, local public events, educational and public programs, and smaller digital and documentary media projects.

Non-profits registered with the State of Ohio, educational, and local governmental organizations located in Ohio. Individual artists, authors, or performers must apply through a fiscal agent/sponsor.

Questions can be sent to or call 614-461-7802. David Merkowitz and Aaron Rovan are the Ohio Humanities program officers working on the America 250-Ohio Grants Program.

Watch Grants Webinar Here

Grant Guidelines, Worksheets and Application Portal

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