Grant Opportunity for Ohio Courts

The Ohio Supreme Court is pleased to announce a grant opportunity to assist Ohio courts in 2017: the Court Technology grant. These grants are available to eligible court of appeals, common pleas court (or any division therein), municipal court, or county court.

New to the 2017 Technology Grant Cycle:

Number of Project Submissions

  • Each court may submit one application requesting funding for no more than two separate projects.

Funding Priorities

  • Funding priority will be given to courts located within an entity deemed to be in Fiscal Emergency or Fiscal Watch by the Ohio Auditor.
  • Funding priority will be given to those courts that were not previously been awarded Technology Grant funds in 2015 or 2016.

Funding Preferences

Funding preference will be given to projects in the following order:

  1. Upgrade to the court’s existing Case Management System (CMS) that impacts caseflow
  2. Upgrade, replacement, or purchase of other technology systems that impact caseflow or the fundamental duties of the court
  3. Upgrade, replacement, or improvement to computer hardware or equipment that supports the CMS or other systems that impact caseflow or the fundamental duties of the court
  4. All other computer hardware and software or equipment, including physical security equipment related projects
The submission period for 2017 Technology Grant Funds has ended. Applications are under review and awards will be announced as soon as possible.

Now in its third year, the Court Technology Grant program supports local court technology projects. The funds are to be used to address a variety of issues and situations where the lack of sufficient technology is a barrier to the efficient and effective administration of justice.

Examples include:

  • Connecting to Ohio Courts Network (OCN)
  • Upgrading existing case management systems
  • Purchasing new or additional self-service kiosks

Click Here for Application Instructions

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