Additional Resources

Mapping
ODOT’s Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) 

State and Federal Funding Agencies
Ohio Development Services Agency 
           Community Development Program 
           Governor’s Office of Appalachia 

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Local Programs 

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) 

Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) 

US Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Ohio Division (USDA/RD) 

Ohio Department of Agriculture Clean Ohio Farmland Preservation Program

ODNR Clean Ohio Trails Fund

Ohio Development Services Agency Clean Ohio Brownfield Revitalization Program


Water and Wastewater Resources & Assistance
Great Lakes Rural Communities Assistance Program (RCAP) 

Ohio Rural Water Association 

Ohio State University’s Soil Environment Technology Learning Lab 

Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group (SCEIG) 

SmallWaterSupply.org (Resources and support for water and wastewater operators) 


Demographic Information

Ohio Census Data 

Additional Conservation Funding Sources

  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Water Act, Section 319 Program: Low-interest loan financing (Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF)) and Section 319 grants for nonpoint source pollution projects.
  • OEPA Water Resource Restoration Sponsorship Program (WRRSP) advances interest monies from WPCLF sponsor projects to fund preservation and restoration of the state’s water resources.
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Assistance Grants: Grants are provided for protection and preservation activities on Ohio’s coastal areas.
  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Funds are appropriated to USEPA who provides funds to other federal government agencies (US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, USDA) including USEPA, to fund restoration projects.
  • Great Lakes Commission participates in projects seeking to improve water quality in urban and rural settings, and across watersheds in the Great Lakes basin.
  • ODNR NatureWorks: Grants provide for acquisition, development, or rehabilitation of public park and recreation areas.
  • ODNR Land and Water Conservation Fund: Grant assistance for outdoor recreation projects.
  • ODNR Recreational Trails Program: For development and construction of trails, trailheads including maintenance of existing trails.
  • ODNR Clean Ohio Trails Fund: For land acquisition, trail development and trailhead facilities including engineering and design.
  • Local Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Trail construction, and sometimes water quality planning initiatives
  • Lake Erie Protection Fund for research and projects aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring Lake Erie and its watershed.
  • ODNR Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) provides grants that seek to protect and restore Lake Erie and the watershed.
  • ODNR Acid Mine Drainage Abatement Program uses grant money for the long-term clean up of mine drainage problems with watersheds that have been approved as hydrologic units.
  • Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program provides funds to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support.