Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Local Assistance Program Webinar Now Available Online

The webinar is now available on-demand at the Ohio Office of Budget and Management’s YouTube page.

Watch it HERE:


The Federal CARES Act passed earlier this year allocated COVID-19 pandemic response aid dollars to state and local governments to help respond to a perfect storm of decreasing revenue and increasing costs. The total allocation for Ohio local governments (smaller than 500,000 in population) is $1.2 billion. HB 481 is a first phase allocation of $350 million by Ohio legislators.

The Ohio Office of Budget & Management has posted an informational webinar for local officials on how to access funds and what expenditures are eligible for reimbursement allocations. This session will provide an update on recent guidance from the US Treasury and discuss examples of eligible uses of funds.

FAQs Sheet for Subgranting Funds information and accounting process available here.

For more information, please contact the Ohio Grants Partnership at

Additional resources:

The Ohio University Voinovich School for Economic Development and Community hosted the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) Director Kimberly Murnieks, along with City of Wellston Mayor Charlie Hudson and City of Zanesville Mayor Donald Mason for real-world ideas and applications on  “How to Use CARES Act Funds.” Watch online now HERE.



NACo CARES Act Webinar August 6, 2020, from 2 pm – 3 pm

National Association of Counties (NaCo) is offering a webinar to share strategies from counties in different states on how they are utilizing these dollars. Register for the webinar “How Counties are Using CARES Act Dollars to Support Local Economies and Workforce” HERE.


Ohio Office of Budget and Management Guidance and FAQs:

Ohio Grants: Funding Opportunities

The Ohio Grants Partnership was created by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management to provide support to Ohio’s grant management community. This site is intended to be utilized as a resource for state agencies and sub-recipients of the state to access training, best practice resources, funding opportunities, guidance, and links to other beneficial grants information.


Ohio Auditor of State FAQs (see Coronavirus Relief Fund section):

To All Local Government, Public Offices and IPAS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

To All Local Government, Public Offices and IPAS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions This FAQ document is intended to help local governmental entities with important local-level decisions