Center for Economic Development
The objective of the survey on federal funding for economic development was to assess some of the challenges facing county governments in the state of Ohio as they attempt to access federal funding for economic development purposes. Federal funding is important to local governments because it is a significant resource to communities that are able to secure such grants. Competition for federal grants is usually very strong due to limited funds and counties have to be well equipped if they are to be successful in receiving grants. Local governments should know about the availability of funds and should have access to resources needed to efficiently apply for federal grants. This study investigates sources of information county governments have on funding opportunities, reasons for successful applications, and barriers to obtaining federal funding for economic development.
Yamoah, Afia, "Federal Economic Development Funding in Ohio: Survey Findings" (2008). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 228.