2024 Program Providing Healthy Summer Meals
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Ohio kids are among those nationwide who will benefit from a new, federal nutrition program this summer. Learn more by clicking 'Read More'
Give your input on the City's New Community Development and Equity Plan
The City of Columbus is seeking the public’s input on priorities for investing federal community development funds overthe next five years.
Sustainable Columbus collaborates with OSU and other organizations on an EPA Carbon Pollution Reduction Grant
Sustainable Columbus is a group of partners focusing on pollution reduction, human and
environmental health, and community engagement and activism for shared leadership and decision making in the Central Ohio region. Join us on Thursday, February 8th from 6-7:30pm at the Columbus Library Linden Branch to learn more about climate pollution reduction initiatives.
Join Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families to learn more about becoming a homebuyer
Central Ohio Community Land Trust
Free event to learn about homebuying options through the Central Ohio Community Land Trust. Donuts and coffee will be provided, on site parking is available, and children are welcome! RSVP by February 21st.
February 24th, 10:30-11:30am
Linden Community Center, 1350 Briarwood Avenue, Columbus, OH
Are you ready to make a difference? Join the Community Relations Commission
The CRC protects the rights of Columbus residents through education, awareness building, and enforcement of Columbus’ antidiscrimination code.
Donors and partners celebrate the launch of the Maude Hill Growing Homeownership Fund
The Fund is designed for households that have moderate incomes, are Franklin County residents buying their first home, are approved for an affordable mortgage loan, and identify as Black, Latinx, or a member of another economically disadvantaged class who would otherwise be denied credit or receive it on less favorable terms as defined by Regulation B of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
All participants receive hands-on homebuyer education to support sustainable homeownership. Those interested in the program can obtain more information from their mortgage lender.
The fund is named in honor of Maude Hill, an iconic Columbus change agent, human servant, and equitable housing advocate. Ms. Hill, said, “I’m excited to see the Maude Hill Growing Homeownership Fund, which fills the resource gap by offering up to $15,000 in down payment assistance and a comprehensive housing counseling program to Black people, Latinos, and other underserved populations. The homeownership rate for White households is 63%, for Black households it is 31% and for Hispanic households it is 36%. This does indeed prove there is gap in homeownership, a 32% gap that this program seeks to close.”
Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Grant
Ohio Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Marketing Services (AMS), is entering into cooperative agreement with the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program Cooperative Agreements (RFSI). The RFSI grant program aims to support growth in the middle-of-the-food-supply-chain and strengthen local and regional food systems by creating new revenue streams for Ohio producers, keeping profits circulating in rural communities, and increasing diversity in processing options.
AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program
The AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program lends a hand to those who are experiencing financial hardships and need help to get back on their feet. Administered by Dollar Energy Fund, the program provides eligible customers with a utility assistance grant applied directly to their bill.
Winter heating grant assistance will open October 15, 2023 and continue through March 29, 2024. Grants are dispersed on a first come, first served basis to eligible applicants while funding is available.
Protect your Pal. License your dog today!
Franklin County Auditor
Dog license season is here! Ohio law requires dogs have a valid license. Dog licenses will be available for purchase from now through January 31, 2024. Click the link to get started!
Board of Revision In Person Filing Events
Franklin County Auditor
The Board of Revision (BOR) will host 30 in person filing events across Franklin County. Any owner of property in Franklin County may contest a property value by filing a complaint form. A property owner can submit evidence to support value reduction, such as sale documents, appraisals, photos, estimates, comparable sales, and income/expense statements (if applicable).
Property owners may file a BOR complaint through the Auditor’s online e-file system or by completing the BOR form and emailing it to mailto:BOR@franklincountyohio.gov or mailing it to Franklin County Auditor, ATTN: Board of Revision, 373 S High St, 20th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215. The filing deadline for BOR complaints is Monday, April 1, 2024.