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OMEGA - Local Governments Working For Development

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OMEGA is a collaborative body of member governments that serves as a facilitator between state and federal government agencies and local entities to provide opportunities in economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research, and allocation of resources.

 

We serve ten counties in Ohio: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, & Tuscarawas.


Current Funding Opportunities

Safe Routes To School - Deadline: March 2 , 2015 - Click here for details

The ODOT Office of Local Programs will be accepting online applications for the 2015 Small City Program and the 2015 Municipal Bridge Program from January 1, 2015 thru March 1, 2015. Please contact Jeff Peyton with any questions at jeff.peyton@dot.state.oh.us.
Program webpage and application: Small City Application
Program webpage and application: Municipal Bridge Application


FEMA SAFER Grant Application Period is Now Open

The SAFER Grant Program provides funding directly to fire departments and national, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters to assist them in increasing the number of firefighters to help fire departments meet industry minimum standards and attain 24-hour staffing to protect communities from fire and fire related hazards, and to fulfill traditional missions of fire departments.
The SAFER Grant Program is comprised of two categories:
Hiring of Firefighters
• Including subcategories for rehiring, retention, attrition, and new hires
• Career, combination, and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply
Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters
Combination fire departments, volunteer fire departments, and national, state, local, or tribal organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters are eligible to apply




Update REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION
Existing Conditions Section Available for Review!
Report Cover
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Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
Impact Report
2013 Impact Report


The District 14 Natural Resources Assistance Council has changed their Meeting Date to review and score applications for the Clean Ohio: Green Space Conservation Fund.

District 14 includes Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas counties. The Meeting Date has been changed to Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Tuscarawas County Commissioner’s Conference Room, 125 E. High Avenue, New Philadelphia. Projects will be selected for funding at this meeting, and all applicants are encouraged to attend to answer any questions by Council.

The Green Space Conservation Program helps to fund preservation of open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and stream corridors. Applications for this program are due February 13, 2015 by 3:00pm to Misty Tolzda at Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, P.O. Box 130 Cambridge, OH 43725. Application materials are available from the Ohio Public Works Commission Website, www.pwc.state.oh.us/GSCdefault.html. For questions concerning this program please contact Misty Tolzda, NRAC 14 Liaison, at (740) 439-4471 x211.

Update Updated District 14 Methodology Now Available. Click here.

Please Note: The Methodology includes several sections that are required to completed and submitted as part of each application.


 

CED Report2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update

The 2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update was prepared by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) in conjunction with the OMEGA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee and many state and local economic development partners.
Click here to view/download/print this report (PDF File)

Individual sections of the comprehensive report are available to view/download/print in our Data Center.


Latest Grant Opportunities

Click here to view and download current grant opportunities information and documents

 


OMEGA Audit Report for June 30, 2013 available

Click here to download or view the report in PDF format.

 

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