Grants For Ohio Courts & Justice-Related Organizations

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3731

Grant Administrator:
Linda Flickinger

Phone: 614.387.9522
Fax: 614.387.9489

Email: Linda.Flickinger@sc.ohio.gov

The Supreme Court of Ohio makes grants available each year to assist Ohio courts and justice partners in funding upgrades to operations, innovative justice initiatives and more. Each grant type is targeted to a specific need or use.

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Court personnel and other justice-related partners are encouraged to bookmark this page. Educational information, as well as information about all future grant releases and awards will be available on this page.

CORONAVIRUS SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING

The following state and federal funding opportunities are available to assist local courts in the continued effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly $16 million is now available to local law enforcement, probation and parole officers, local courts, victim services providers, and adult, juvenile, and community corrections agencies. This funding was awarded to the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, as part of the federal CARES Act and will support agencies in:

  • Taking measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as purchasing cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Taking measures to prepare for COVID-19 such as supporting proper planning, staffing, and communications to ensure effective operations and maintain the safety of criminal justice employees, citizens, and correctional populations; and
  • Taking measures to respond to the spread of COVID-19 such as medical visits, hospitalizations, purchasing medical supplies, and securing alternative housing.

Courts are eligible to apply for grants in conjunction with their unit of local government.

  • All budget items must be related to Coronavirus prevention, preparation, and response
  • Projects may apply for six months or 12 months of funding. Funding may be back-dated to March 1, 2020
  • There is not a match requirement for this award

OCJS will accept applications on a continual basis while funding is available, and there is no cap. Visit www.ocjs.ohio.gov for more information.

APPLICANT BIDDERS CONFERENCE
A voluntary bidders conference training webinar will take place April 30, 2020 from 10 - 11 a.m. The training will provide information helpful for both the application preparation and review process.

Register for webinar

As the COVID-19 Pandemic is now a federally declared national emergency, there may be reimbursement dollars available for costs incurred as part of the courts' pandemic response. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, it is essential that courts document and track their expenditures and be proactive in working within published FEMA guidelines.

  • It is important that courts coordinate public assistance (PA) grant applications with their respective county or state emergency management agency. Emergency management officials may also be able to answer other additional questions that courts may have about the PA process.
  • At first glance, the most appropriate use that a court may have for this assistance could be disinfecting services.

Visit the National Center for State Courts website for more information.

PROCUREMENT RESOURCES FOR COURTS

The Supreme Court of Ohio has developed a website to provide guidance and direction to Ohio courts in their efforts to procure goods and services such as technology (audio/video equipment, case management systems, etc.). The site includes resources designed to guide courts through the various stages of procurement, including requests for proposals, contracting, and project management. While these resources will serve as helpful and informative reference tools for courts, it is not an all-inclusive instructional guide. The Supreme Court of Ohio remains committed to assisting Ohio courts and providing guidance in regards to large procurements when needed.

Procurement Resources for Courts

2020 Remote Technology Grant Opportunity

The application period is now closed.

eCitation Special Funding Opportunity

The application period is now closed. Results of the competitive application process are expected in May 2020.

2020 Technology Grant Fund

View a complete list of awardees for the 2020 Technology Grant Fund.

Civil Justice Program Fund

The application period has ended. Awards are expected to be announced in June 2020.

View a complete list of awardees for the 2019 Civil Justice Program grants.

Fiscal Information

Do you have fiscal-related questions on a grant award? Please send an email with your question and the grant information to: grant-fiscal@sc.ohio.gov. The appropriate person will provide a response to your question. All other grant questions may be addressed to grants@sc.ohio.gov.

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