Apply now! Grant Opportunities from ODOT and Ohio History Connection

Connect to Several Upcoming Grant Opportunities for your Community!

ODOT Current Solicitations

The following programs are currently accepting applications.


Amount Available

Applications Due

Airport Improvement Program Discretionary Grants $1,500,000,000 7/14/2023
Passenger Ferry Grant Program $50,100,000 7/17/2023
Ferry Service for Rural Communities $170,000,000 7/17/2023
Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities $160,000,000 7/26/2023
Wildlife Crossing Pilot Program $111,850,000 8/1/2023
Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program $3,400,000 8/14/2023
PROTECT $848,000,000 8/18/2023
RURAL $675,000,000 8/21/2023
INFRA $3,100,000,000 8/21/2023
MEGA $1,800,000,000 8/21/2023
Clean School Bus Program $400,000,000 8/22/2023
Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (ADCMS) $34,000,000 8/28/2023
Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program $88,290,000 9/6/2023
Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) Program $3,155,000,000 9/28/2023
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program $198,000,000 9/28/2023
Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) $73,500,000 6/30/2024

Upcoming ODOT NOFOs

The following Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) are tentatively expected to be published by USDOT soon. Dates are subject to change. A more detailed list of expected NOFO dates can be found on USDOT’s website.


Expected Release

Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Program July 2023
Bridge Investment Program Summer 2023
Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Summer 2023
Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) August 2023


Apply for an Ohio History Fund Grant

The Ohio History Fund grant application is now available at The application deadline is Sept. 12, 2023.

The Ohio History Fund is a competitive matching grants program for history projects. Grants support all kinds of history projects about Ohio and its communities including:

  • Rehabilitation of National Register-listed historic buildings
  • Museum collection storage initiatives
  • Educational programs
  • Digitization of archival materials and historic photographs
  • Surveys of buildings and archaeological surveys
  • Exhibit development, including virtual exhibits
  • Oral history projects
  • Organizational development, including board training
  • And more – contact us to discuss your idea!

Click here for a list of recent grant recipients and projects.

Eligible applicants include:

  • historic preservation groups
  • local historical societies
  • museums, public libraries
  • genealogical societies
  • university archives and special collections
  • archaeological societies
  • county records management offices
  • “friends” groups and other non-profit and public entities

    Ineligible applicants include for-profit businesses, private individuals and the Ohio History Connection.

If you have questions about Ohio History Fund grants contact:

Andy Verhoff
Ohio History Fund & Outreach Manager | State Historic Preservation Office
Ohio History Connection | 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211
614.562.4490 (cell) | 614.297.2341 (office) |