To be considered for funding, you are responsible for first approaching your area's representatives in the General Assembly. You can find the names of your legislators and their contact information by visiting the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate websites. Present your comprehensive project plan and estimated budget.
Projects that are successful in securing support are appropriated a specific amount of funds in a line item in Ohio’s biennial capital budget. Eligible projects are then "assigned" to the Commission for funding oversight.
There is no set grant amount, but project sponsors are required to match state funds at a ratio of 1 local dollar for every 2 state dollars.
Although each project is unique, a cultural facilities project follows this general process: