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Cemetery Grant Program (Ohio)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Ohio Department of Commerce


    The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing (REPL) is offers grant funding for eligible applicants to defray the costs of exceptional cemetery maintenance or training cemetery personnel in the maintenance and operation of cemeteries. Exceptional maintenance shall be construed broadly to cover non-routine, non-repetitive maintenance.


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Reasonable maintenance, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) section 4767.09, done in the day-to-day operations of a cemetery is not considered exceptional for purposes of awarding grants.

    A grant application may be considered for requests over the stated limit if the applicant provides proof of one-to-one matching funds and includes an impact statement with proof of extenuating circumstances.


    Laura Monick

    Laura Monick
    77 South High Street, 23rd Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 466-5384

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants for cemetery grants awarded under this rule shall meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Applicants shall be cemetery operators properly registered pursuant to section 4767.02 of the Revised Code except for registered cemetery operators that are for-profit companies. Grant applicants must provide to REPL documentation of not-for-profit eligibility in accordance with the grant guidelines and grant application form.
    • Any cemetery required to establish and maintain an endowment care trust pursuant to ORC section 1721.21 and/or a preneed cemetery merchandise and services trust pursuant to ORC section 1721.211 must be in compliance with those sections to be eligible for a grant.
    • An eligible applicant may apply every other year for one grant. Operators of five or more cemeteries registered with REPL may apply each year.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by August 2, 2021. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Awards may be up to $1,000. In extenuating circumstances larger awards may be given if the applicant provides proof of one-to-one matching funds.

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