North Central Ohio Educational Service Center recently received notification that it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant for the Local Government Innovation Fund.
This grant was funded from the Ohio Department of Development. There were 105 applications received, according to a press release from NCOESC.
The LGIF is a competitive statewide program that has approved more than $3.4 million in grants and $2.9 million in loans to Ohio communities, it states.
The grant request was written by NCOESC and the North Central Ohio Regional Council of Government. The grant focuses on advancing technology for the following NCORCoG entities: NCOESC, City of Tiffin, Seneca County, Clinton Township, North Central Academy and the Village of New Riegel.
The project funded is called "Roadmap to IT Solutions."
In addition to the named public entities, the grant will be used to explore advanced options for shared technology services with other school districts and future members of the council of governments.
NCOESC also was awarded a no-interest loan of $300,000 in an extensive partnership effort with the Education Service of Central Ohio and the Franklin County Board of Developmental Services.
For more information about NCOR, please visit the website at www.ncorcog.org.